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2012-05-29 05:16:22

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study shows that pre-exposure preventative treatment for suspected HIV may be effective for those in high-risk groups. "Although post-exposure prophylaxis has a long history of success, newer methods such as pre-exposure prophylaxis and earlier treatment in the course of infection ("treatment as prevention") are being implemented with some success," Dr. Isaac Bogoch, Harvard Medical School and the Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital,...

2012-05-28 19:24:01

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, states a review of evidence published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "Although postexposure prophylaxis has a long history of success, newer methods such as pre-exposure prophylaxis and earlier treatment in the course of infection ("treatment as prevention") are being implemented with some success,"...

2012-05-17 23:00:16

"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 Alain Lafeuillade, Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases in Toulon (France) and Chair of the ISHEID to be held in Marseilles (France) in 6 days. Marseilles, France (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 The recent Truvada* FDA approval for pre-exposure prophylaxis "looks like a non sense in other 'developed'...

2012-05-16 10:58:17

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, according to a study by a team of international researchers published in this week's PLoS Medicine. The researchers led by Diana Gibb from the MRC Clinical Trials Unit in London, UK, analyzed data collected on...

2012-05-14 21:35:05

Truvada alone not sufficient, given adherence and other challenges 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, according to the American Psychological Association. "Exclusive reliance on a drug to prevent HIV or any sexually transmitted disease could actually result in a worse outcome if those at risk don't...


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