Injectable cabotegravir is being tested by the NIH in an effort to develop other HIV prevention options. Currently, the oral tablet Truvada is the only HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis approved for use.
Public Health December 29, 2016
Findings from a new study show that taking anti-HIV pills before and after sex can lower the risks of developing an HIV infection. The anti-HIV pill also helps lower the rates of condom usage among the participants.
Public Health July 21, 2016
A clinical trial in Australia for the new HIV drug recruits over 1,100 participants. According to doctors, the PrEP drug called Truvada could help in significantly reducing the rates of infection.
Medicine May 24, 2016
Latest study has found that women need daily doses of the HIV drug Truvada while men only need two doses a week. This is due to the way that the anti-HIV infection medication accumulates in different tissues in the body.
Life March 5, 2016
Despite taking an antiretroviral drug for two years, a gay man in Canada was diagnosed with HIV infection. The man's physician presented the case at a conference in Boston.
Life March 1, 2016
The CDC released a report on the need for increased awareness among primary health care providers on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection. This drug is taken daily by high-risk individuals to prevent being infected with the potentially fatal pathogen.
Life November 26, 2015
The Department of Health in Baltimore has received a grant worth more than $20 million from the Centers for Disease Control in order to help stop the spread of STDs in the city.
Life September 26, 2015
Truvada proved to be effective in preventing HIV infection in real world setting. In San Francisco area, none of the 657 high-risk individuals who used the HIV prevention pill daily contracted the AIDS-causing virus.
Life September 13, 2015
The use of antiviral drugs known as pre-exposure prophylaxis could help prevent the development of HIV infection in high-risk individuals, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center.
Life September 3, 2015
Study shows it’s possible to cut risks of HIV by up to 86 percent by taking an anti-retroviral preemptively, preventing the virus from permanently taking hold after exposure.
Life February 25, 2015
CDC health officials and health experts see Truvada as a crucial tool in HIV prevention that could lead to a significant reduction in the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS in the country.
Life June 4, 2014
Federal agency recommends daily pill for those with high-risk lifestyle behaviors.
Life May 16, 2014