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2011-08-16 11:21:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just months after an AIDS drug demonstrated reasonable efficacy in preventing HIV infection in controlled clinical trials, seven leading AIDS organizations are urging the U.S. government to act quickly to determine if the results could translate to the real world. Today, at an HIV prevention meeting hosted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the coalition of AIDS advocates called on officials from the U.S....

2011-07-19 00:00:00

Flexible, agile and generous funding structures needed to ensure development and delivery of lifesaving new options for HIV prevention ROME, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the last year, promising trial results and critical scientific breakthroughs have changed the HIV prevention landscape, providing new opportunities for both a broader response to the epidemic with new prevention options and broader clinical and laboratory agendas with new research targets. At the same time,...

2011-07-18 14:39:26

A special press conference at the 6th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2011) will today feature a panel consisting of researchers from the CDC TDF2 study, the Partners PrEP Study and the HPTN 052 study. They will be joined by Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Gottfried Hirnschall, Director of the HIV Department of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Elly Katabira, IAS 2011 International Chair and...

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2011-07-14 05:55:00

In the heart of the global AIDS epidemic, a breakthrough has been discovered in preventing the HIV virus from being transmitted among heterosexual couples. The HIV prevention drug Truvada is already on pharmacy shelves but further research has established that it can help prevent infection in people not yet infected with the deadly virus. "These studies could help us to reach the tipping point in the HIV epidemic," said Michael Sidibe, executive director of the United Nation's AIDS program,...

2011-07-13 13:38:40

In a result that will fundamentally change approaches to HIV prevention in Africa, an international study has demonstrated that individuals at high risk for HIV infection who took a daily tablet containing an HIV medication "“ either the antiretroviral medication tenofovir or tenofovir in combination with emtricitabine "“ experienced significantly fewer HIV infections than those who received a placebo pill. These findings are clear evidence that this new HIV prevention strategy,...

2011-07-13 13:37:13

Microbicide Trials Network statement on the Partners PrEP study and the CDC's TDF2 study Today, researchers from two major HIV prevention trials announced favorable results of an approach called oral pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. One of these trials, the Partners PrEP Study, has provided the strongest evidence yet of PrEP's effectiveness. Information from both studies will need to be fully evaluated before it can be determined what impact they will have on another major trial that is...

2011-07-13 05:21:00

NEW YORK, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from two African studies of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, released today provide clear evidence that the antiretroviral drugs used to treat HIV can also be used to prevent HIV among heterosexual men and women at risk of HIV infection. "These results are tremendously exciting and confirm that we are at pivotal period in the AIDS epidemic," said Mitchell Warren, AVAC executive director. "Antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for HIV...

2011-06-03 13:10:35

In a recent clinical trial, non"“HIV-infected individuals who used the antiretroviral drug Truvada on a daily basis cut their risk of becoming infected with HIV by 44 percent. While the findings are reason for great optimism, researchers say it is now important to understand the factors that could influence the public's willingness to use the drug in this way, known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. Scientists, health authorities and policymakers are currently debating the pros and...


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