Tag: Truvada

NIH Testing Injectable Cabotegravir To Prevent HIV: Move Over, Truvada?

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

Taking Anti-HIV Pill Before And After Sex Could Prevent Infection

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

More Than 1,100 Sign Up For Trial Of New HIV Drug In Australia

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

Men And Women Need Different Levels Of Truvada To Prevent HIV Infection

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

Man Contracts HIV Despite Taking Truvada Pill

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

Daily Pill Can Prevent HIV Infection But Many Health Providers Do Not Know About It: CDC

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

Baltimore Health Dept. Awarded Over $20 Million To Combat Aids

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 Brings HIV Cure Closer To Reality: How It Works

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

3 Year Study Shows Truvada Effective In Preventing HIV

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

HIV Pills Before And After Sex Prevents Spread Of HIV In Gay Men: Study

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

Truvada may become cornerstone in HIV prevention

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

HIV prevention pill Truvada gets CDC recommendation

Federal agency recommends daily pill for those with high-risk lifestyle behaviors.

Life May 16, 2014

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