People who are HIV positive and taking medication do not spread the virus when they have sex, a study has found.

It means an end to the HIV pandemic could be in sight.

Scientists studied 1,000 gay male couples – one HIV positive and taking antiretroviral drugs to suppress the virus, and the other HIV negative.

Over the course of eight years, the virus was not transmitted once.

Professor Alison Rodger from University College London, who co-led the research, said the study provided “conclusive evidence for gay men that the risk of HIV transmission with suppressive ART (antiretroviral therapy) is zero”.

She added that…

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