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FDA Approves Truvada as First Medication to Reduce HIV Risk in Healthy People

July 16, 2012 | 10:02 am

FDA Approves Truvada as First Medication to Reduce HIV Risk in Healthy People

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, a milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS. The agency approved Gilead Sciences’ pill Truvada as a preventive measure for people who are at high risk of acquiring HIV, such […]

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FDA Panel EndorsesTruvada to Prevent HIV Infection in Healthy People

May 10, 2012 | 4:08 pm

FDA Panel EndorsesTruvada to Prevent HIV Infection in Healthy People

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From AP: A panel of federal health advisers has endorsed the first drug shown to prevent HIV infection in healthy people, clearing the way for a potentially landmark approval in the 30-year-old effort against the virus that causes AIDS. In a series of votes, the Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended approval of the […]

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Prophylactic HIV Drug Would Be First to Be Taken By At Risk-But-Healthy Population

January 30, 2012 | 10:12 am

Prophylactic HIV Drug Would Be First to Be Taken By At Risk-But-Healthy Population

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By Bernice Yeung, California Watch Foster City drugmaker Gilead recently updated its application with the federal Food and Drug Administration for approval to market its HIV treatment medication Truvada as a HIV prevention pill. If the FDA approves Truvada for preventive use, it “would be the first agent indicated for uninfected individuals to reduce the […]

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Interview: Drug May Be First to Prevent HIV Transmission in Healthy

July 15, 2011 | 2:55 pm

Interview: Drug May Be First to Prevent HIV Transmission in Healthy

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During our coverage last month of the 30th anniversary of the discovery of HIV, we explored what the earliest, dark days of the epidemic were like — when a positive diagnosis was as good as a death sentence, and the specter of premature death afflicting San Francisco’s gay community affected it in profound ways. Today, […]

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