HIV & AIDS

Drug stops HIV among hetero couples, not just gays

An AIDS drug already shown to help prevent spread of the virus in gay men also works for heterosexual men and women, two studies in Africa found. Experts called it a breakthrough for the continent that has suffered most from ...

HIV & AIDS

New simulation tool predicts how well HIV-prophylaxis will work

A new mathematical simulation approach predicts the efficacy of pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medications, which help prevent HIV infection. The framework, presented in PLOS Computational Biology by Sulav Duwal ...

HIV & AIDS

AIDS fight enters new phase with prevention pill

(AP) -- Condoms and other safe-sex practices have accomplished only so much. Now the 30-year battle against AIDS is on the verge of a radical new phase, with the government expected to endorse a once-a-day pill to prevent ...

HIV & AIDS

NIH modifies 'VOICE' HIV prevention study in women

A large-scale clinical trial evaluating whether daily use of an oral tablet or vaginal gel containing antiretroviral drugs can prevent HIV infection in women is being modified because an interim review found that the study ...

HIV & AIDS

US approves new once-a-day pill to treat HIV (Update)

A new pill to treat HIV infection—combining two previously approved drugs plus two new ones—has been approved for adults living with the virus that causes AIDS, US regulators said Monday.

HIV & AIDS

High-risk heterosexuals should take HIV prevention pill, too

(HealthDay) -- Doctors should consider prescribing the HIV prevention pill Truvada to their heterosexual patients who are at high risk for the virus, not just high-risk gay and bisexual men, experts from the U.S. Centers ...

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