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Tenofovir Helps Prevent Contraction Of HIV
2013-06-13 13:20:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that a daily pill can prevent the contraction of HIV for intravenous drug users. The four-year study, which was published in The Lancet, boosts the argument of those advocating a preventative strategy called “¯pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. "This is a significant step forward for HIV prevention," Jonathan Mermin, a CDC spokesman who was not...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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