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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...

2013-04-04 12:01:05

A reformulated version of an anti-HIV gel developed for vaginal use was found safe and acceptable by HIV-negative men and women who used it rectally, according to a Phase I clinical trial published today in PLOS ONE. The study, led by researchers with the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Microbicide Trials Network (MTN), tested a reduced glycerin formulation of tenofovir gel, and has spurred the development of an expanded safety study of the gel, expected to launch later this...

Billions Saved With Generic HIV Medication
2013-01-15 18:45:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Replacing brand-name, antiretroviral drugs recommended for control of HIV infection with generic medications could save nearly $1 billion a year on health care costs in the US. This strategy of replacing the brand-name drugs with the soon-to-be-available generic drugs could also come with its risks, diminishing the efficacy of the HIV treatment. "The switch from branded to generic antiretrovirals would place us in the...

Intravaginal Ring Can Help Stop HIV Transmission
2012-10-17 08:08:41

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers have been delving into new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention technology. A joint effort by the University of Utah and CONRAD has resulted in the development of an intravaginal ring that can be utilized by women to stop the transmission of HIV through sex. Scientists believe that it is the first product that allows for the vaginal delivery of tenofovir in a long-lasting method. Scientists at the University...

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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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