NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A landmark discovery has been made in the battle to cure HIV.
According to a new study, published in the medical journal The Lancet, a treatment of anti-retroviral drugs have prevented HIV transmission among gay men during unprotected sex.READ MORE: FBI Executes Search Warrant At Home Of Gabby Petito's Fiancé Brian Laundrie
Over an eight-year period, researchers monitored 1,000 gay male couples in which one partner was HIV positive.READ MORE: Yonkers Police: 2 Men Dead After One Jumps Off Building And Hits The Other 12 Stories Below
The study found that there were no new transmissions of the disease to the HIV negative partner during sex.
The treatment, known as antiretroviral therapy (ART), reportedly reduced the transmission of the virus by 96 percent.MORE NEWS: New York City Public Schools To Increase COVID Testing, Relax Quarantine Rules
“It has taken considerable time and massive effort to prove that antiretroviral drugs can prevent HIV through treatment or as PrEP,” researchers said in a press release on the study.