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  • 17th July 2012

    US approval of drug for HIV prevention welcomed cautiously in UK 35

    NAT said the drug would not take the place of condom use and education in mainstream prevention efforts (Photo: Karrie Nodalo)

    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

    The FDA has approved Truvada for HIV protection

    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

    The FDA is expected to make a decision by 15 June

    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

    Men would be given a daily dose of Truvada

    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

    Taking Truvada may dramatically cut the risk of HIV infection

    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.

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