AIDS pill helps guard HIV infection: Works as Preventive Measure
UNCENSORED NEWS | November 23, 2010 at 07:03 amby
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Vaccine Advocacy Coalition, a nonprofit group that works on HIV prevention. The CDC is very supportive of the drug study and considers it a step in the right direction for hastening the cure for HIV and AIDS diseases. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded the research behind the current study. Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, head of the division of the National Institutes of Health, which helped to pay for the study along with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said, “That’s huge,” Dr. Fauci said. “That says it all for me,” refering to the success of this large study, nicknamed iPrEx, which included nearly 2,500 men in six countries and was coordinated by the Gladstone Institutes of the University of California, San Francisco.
Scientists have an exciting breakthrough in the fight against AIDS. A pill already used to treat HIV infection turns out to be a powerful weapon in protecting healthy gay men from catching the virus, a global study found. Daily doses of Truvada cut the risk of infection by 44 percent when given with condoms, counseling and other prevention services. Men who took their pills most faithfully had even more protection, up to 73 percent.
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