11th July 2014
World Health Organization: HIV prevention urgently needed for MSM and transgender people 10
12:21 PM — The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the global fight against HIV risks stalling without stronger preventative treatments for transgender people and gay and bisexual men.
7th July 2014
Study: Use of PrEP drug could lower herpes infection rates
4:27 PM — The use of HIV drug Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), to prevent HIV infection, could also lower the infection rates of genital herpes.
25th May 2014
US: CDC launches ad campaign recommending HIV-preventative drugs 7
3:17 PM — The US Centre for Disease Control has launched a series of new adverts, promoting the availability of controversial new HIV-preventative drugs.
17th May 2014
UK: Campaigners call for HIV prevention drugs to be made available on NHS 2
2:54 PM — Campaigners have called for controversial HIV-preventative drugs to be made available on the NHS, after the CDC issued guidance recommending their use in the US.
17th July 2012
US approval of drug for HIV prevention welcomed cautiously in UK 35
1:02 PM — The decision by US authorities to approve the anti-retroviral drug Truvada for groups at risk of contracting HIV has been cautiously welcomed in the UK.
16th July 2012
US: FDA approves Truvada for HIV prevention 4
10:17 PM — The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Truvada for use in HIV prevention. The drug has been approved for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis or PrEP, which is the use of antiretroviral drugs to decrease the likelihood of HIV infection in people with a high risk of contracting it.
11th May 2012
US advisory panel recommends Truvada drug be marketed for HIV prevention 124
2:02 PM — An FDA panel in the US has approved the administration of the drug Truvada to at-risk but uninfected people in an effort to prevent the spread of HIV, though experts warn condoms must remain the 'bedrock' of such efforts.
20th April 2011
Gay HIV study to look at daily prevention pill 50
3:48 PM — A proposed UK study of gay and bisexual men would look at the efficacy of giving them a daily oral HIV prevention pill. The pilot study, which is still at an early stage, would give at-risk gay men a daily dose of Truvada, which has been found to lower the rate of new HIV infections.
23rd November 2010
Study says daily HIV drug lowers infection in gay men
4:50 PM — A study indicates that a drug used to treat HIV after infection can also lower the risk of gay men becoming infected with the virus. The research, published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that giving Truvada to gay men at high risk of HIV lowered their chances of acquiring the virus by 40 per cent.