Contact: Kristen Holland Shear
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Caption: Dr. J. Victor Garcia-Martinez led research showing that anti-retroviral drugs given daily before and after exposure to HIV can prevent vaginal transmission of the virus that causes AIDS. Worldwide, the vast majority of newly acquired HIV infections occur through unprotected vaginal sex with an infected partner.
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