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Preventing sexually transmitted diseases may not reduce HIV risk

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 20 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:486
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. BMJ

    A Ugandan project designed to prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STD) has shown no reduction in the risk of HIV-1 transmission, according to results published last week that conflict with previous studies.

    Researchers working in the Rakai district of Uganda randomly assigned 10 community clusters of people negative for HIV-1 either to an active intervention group given intensive home based antibiotic treatment for controlling sexually transmitted disease or to a placebo group receiving …

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