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2013-12-19 10:38:09

Biological markers confirm behavioral data; underscore drug's effectiveness In 2012 the HIV antiretroviral drug Truvada became the first and only medication approved by the FDA for HIV prevention. Led by Gladstone Institutes' Investigator Robert Grant, MD, MPH, this research was hailed as an important step towards reducing the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic. Now, a new study provides further proof that regular Truvada use can reduce one's risk for contracting HIV—without increasing sexual...

Stribild HIV Drug Approved By FDA
2012-08-29 07:00:20

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the sale and distribution of Stribild, an HIV medication that includes four different drugs in one pill. The FDA believes that Stribild offers complete treatment for infections related to HIV. The cost of the drug is about $28,500 for a year´s supply, which gives manufacturer Gilead Sciences Inc. unlimited pricing power as the company retains ownership of all the...

Anti-HIV Pill Guidelines Changed To Include Straight Men And Women
2012-08-10 14:44:27

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online U.S. health officials recently issued recommendations to physicians with heterosexually-active patients considering the use of Truvada, a pill that can reduce the risk of the HIV virus for people engaging in sexual intercourse. The pill was originally only advised to be given to high-risk gay and bisexual men. The news is of particular interest to straight people who make up 25% of new HIV cases every year, according to the...

HIV Prevention Pill Truvada Approved by FDA
2012-07-17 09:18:10

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Truvada, which decreases the risk of HIV invention in uninfected individuals who have a high risk of contracting HIV Infection or who are engaged in sexual activities with a partner who is HIV-infected. Truvada is the first drug approved by the FDA that focuses on reducing the risk of HIV infection acquired through sexual activities. Taken daily, the drug is be used...

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...

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...

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...

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2011-04-18 13:56:36

Researchers are stopping tests of a daily pill to prevent infection with the AIDS virus in thousands of African women. The study was stopped because partial results show no signs that the drug is preventing the virus. The study found that women taking Truvada, made by Gilead Sciences Inc., are just as likely to get HIV as other women who have been given dummy pills.  Researchers said that even if the study were to continue it would not be able to determine whether the pills help prevent...


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