Latest Truvada Stories

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...

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...

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'...

2012-05-14 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...

2012-05-11 20:40:28

A panel of health experts have backed a drug to prevent HIV infection in healthy people for the first time. The U.S. panel recommended that regulators approve Truvada for use by people considered at high risk of contracting the AIDS virus. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not required to follow the panel's advice, but typically is found to do so. Advocates who approve of the panel's advice say that it could be a big milestone in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The FDA...

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