Melbourne man tests positive to HIV while taking preventative drug

Sydney Morning Herald

22 May 2017 - A man has tested positive to HIV at a Melbourne clinic while participating in a trial of PrEP, an antiretroviral drug credited with preventing the spread of the disease.

This has sparked fears in the gay community about possible resistance to the medication - particularly after rumours about the strain circulated on social media over the weekend.

However, it is not yet known whether the man has contracted a drug-resistant strain, or if something else is to blame.

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