Professor quoted in U.S. News and World Report about a new drug that may help protect injection drug users from HIV infection

Richards, VictoriaVictoria Richards, assistant professor of medical sciences in the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, was quoted in publications across the country, including U.S News & World Report, about a new study that found that an antiviral drug may help protect injection drug users from HIV infection.

The study of more than 2,400 people found that daily tablets of tenofovir could be a key ingredient to help reduce the risk of HIV infection.

Tenofovir “accumulates slowly [in the body], making the case for adherence — which is strongly associated with the efficacy of the drug,” Richards said.

The HealthDay article was also published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health and NBC 5 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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