People on HIV medication cannot transmit the virus, declares CDC

The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has declared that HIV-positive people taking effective medication to suppress the virus cannot pass it on through sex, and that it will update its guidelines accordingly.

The landmark step by the US public health institute follows years of clinical trials showing that those using effective anti-retroviral therapy (ART) do not risk infecting their sexual partners.

Activists and researchers have long campaigned for the CDC to make the declaration, but they had declined to do so.

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