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AIDS Drug Could Get Approved This Summer
2012-06-30 06:29:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The fight against AIDS could get some help this summer, as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to approve a drug used to prevent the transmission of HIV, the AIDS virus. Made by Gilead Sciences of Foster City, California, Truvada is already widely used in combination with other drugs to treat patients with HIV. To help the approval process, 2 studies have been published in The Lancet which show just how effective...

HIV Prevention Pill Being Studied
2012-04-20 11:47:41

UC San Diego (UCSD) is among three teams of investigators undertaking a four-year study testing an HIV prevention pill among people at high risk for the condition, reports Janet Lavelle for UT San Diego. The study builds on research published two years ago in the New England Journal of Medicine that showed a prevention pill reduced, by at least 44 percent, the number of new cases of HIV in people at high risk for the virus. Two Southern California research teams were awarded the bulk of...

2011-11-28 17:23:02

VOICE, an HIV prevention trial that has been evaluating two antiretroviral (ARV)-based approaches for preventing the sexual transmission of HIV in women — daily use of one of two different ARV tablets or of a vaginal gel — will be dropping the vaginal gel from the study. The decision to discontinue use of the gel, which contains the ARV tenofovir, comes after a routine review of study data concluded that tenofovir gel was not effective in preventing HIV in the women enrolled in...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.