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Paris — A far cry from the 1990s campaign promoting abstinence and monogamy as HIV protection, scientists reported on new approaches on Tuesday allowing people to have all the safe sex they want. Modern prevention strategies included drug-doused vaginal rings, male circumcision, and taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) medication, experts said at an HIV/AIDS science conference held in Paris. Research has yet to yield a cure or vaccine for the virus, which has infected more than 76-million people and has killed 35-million. It means prevention remains critical, says Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Maryland, US, who attended the International AIDS Society conference. There are 19.5-million people on ART, with 17.1-million more who need it. "Each year we add about 2-million to that group," Fauci said. "We must decrease the number of new infections." Some advances have been made recently. According to the World Health Organisation, t...

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