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A new study shows that pre-exposure preventative treatment for suspected HIV may be effective for those in high-risk groups.
While immediate postexposure treatment for suspected HIV is critical, pre-exposure preventive treatment is a newer method that may be effective for people in high-risk groups.
"The FDA Decision to approve Truvada* by 19 votes against 3 in the prevention of HIV transmission on May 11 is irresponsible and against Global Public Health Interests," declares Doctor
Pre-birth exposure to the anti-HIV drug tenofovir does not adversely affect pregnancy outcomes and does not increase birth defects, growth abnormalities, or kidney problems in infants born to African women who are HIV positive, supporting the use of this drug during pregnancy.
A drug that has been shown to prevent HIV infection in a significant number of cases must be combined with behavioral approaches if the U.S. health care establishment is to succeed in reducing the spread of the virus.