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  • Deaths from AIDS continued to decline last year as the number of people on HIV drugs worldwide surged 21 percent from 2010, according to a report that found poor and middle income countries spent more on treatment.

    July 18, 2012
    Bloomberg News
  • In a landmark advancement against AIDS, federal authorities Monday made a drug from Gilead Sciences, a California company, the world's first approved medication to help prevent the spread of HIV.

    July 17, 2012
    San Jose Mercury News
  • A follow-up study on an AIDS vaccine trial that had to be stopped early has confirmed the worst fears of researchers: The vaccine made it more likely, not less, that some men would become infected with HIV.

    May 18, 2012
    New York Times
  • Just last week, an advisory committee to the US Food and Drug Administration recommended approval of the antiretroviral TDF/FTC for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in HIV-negative adults. A final decision from the FDA is expected in June -- and approval would provide another powerful option for HIV prevention.

    May 17, 2012
    Huffington Post
  • The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took a decisive step yesterday towards approving the use of the combination pill Truvada (tenofovir/FTC) as a prevention method for HIV-negative people.

    May 11, 2012
  • Truvada combina dos medicamentos antirretrovirales que pueden reducir el riesgo de contagio de la enfermedad en un 73%.

    May 11, 2012
  • Could we be one step closer to a world without HIV AIDS?Hopes are rising after a panel of US health experts has, for the first time, backed a drug to prevent HIV infection in healthy people.

    May 11, 2012
    ABC Radio Australia
  • Truvada is safe and effective enough as a preventative medicine, Food and Drug Administration staff concluded in a report yesterday.

    May 9, 2012
    Bloomberg News
  • Recent studies have shown that antiretroviral drugs can be used not only to treat HIV, but also to prevent infection in the first place.

    April 25, 2012
    Voice of America
  • The story of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV -- using medications to prevent infection -- was anything but easy to understand at the CROI.

    March 12, 2012
    MedPage Today