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Why This HIV Prevention Drug Is 'A Flame-Thrower On A Fuel Depot' Among Gays

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — It's the Truvada conundrum: A drug hailed as a lifesaver for many people infected by HIV is at the heart of a rancorous debate among...

An Evolved Opinion on Truvada

David Duran | Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices
David Duran

It's 2014, and as opinions on a variety of subjects change and evolve, I'm not ashamed to say that I might have come off a bit conservative in my thoughts regarding how PrEP is used.

HIV Prevention Pill May Not Encourage Risky Sex, Study Finds

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Taking a pill as a preventive measure against HIV infection may not encourage people ...

PrEP Should Be a Fast Idea, Not a Slow One

David Evans | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
David Evans

We write this post out of fear that without a significant shift in thinking about HIV prevention, PrEP, which refers primarily to taking the HIV treatment Truvada every day to prevent infection, will be a "slow idea," resulting in thousands of people unnecessarily becoming infected with HIV.

Truvada Truths: The Money's in the Medicine

Steve Drum | Posted 10.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Steve Drum

Truvada is just one of the family of HIV drugs produced by Gilead Sciences, which medicates about 75 percent of people treated for HIV, and all of those treatment regimens retail between $1,000 and $2,500 for 30 tablets.

There's No Shame In PrEP

Alex Garner | Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Alex Garner

You have to ask yourself if you are truly committed to combatting stigma. If you aren't, if you want to wield stigma as a weapon to impose your point of view, then you are part of the problem. To stigmatize PrEP or the people who take it will only lead to more HIV infections.

Truvada Whores?

David Duran | Posted 01.12.2013 | Gay Voices
David Duran

The FDA has approved Truvada, an HIV treatment medication, to be taken by uninfected people to protect against HIV. For men who engage in unsafe sex with other men, is this just an excuse to continue to be irresponsible?

WATCH: How Effective Is The New 'Miracle Drug' At Preventing HIV?

Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Truvada, a new drug which is said to "knock out the HIV virus before it can establish itself in the body" and is reportedly able to provide a roughly ...

A Pill To Prevent HIV

Carl Sandler | Posted 01.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

I asked a young friend if he had heard of Truvada, the drug recently approved by the FDA for use as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, against HIV. It's a pill to prevent HIV transmission. Like most people I know, he hadn't ever heard about PrEP. Sadly, I'm not surprised.

HIV Prevention Pill For Heterosexuals At Risk, Too

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — U.S. health officials said Thursday that doctors should consider giving an AIDS prevention pill to women and heterosexual men who are ...

Will The Latest Preventive Measures Help Curb HIV Among Blacks?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.27.2012 | Black Voices

Between the crisis levels of HIV among African-American women in D.C. and the disease's impact on black gay men, the conversations taking place at thi...

A New Turning Point In The Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Sean Cahill, Ph.D. | Posted 09.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Sean Cahill, Ph.D.

July 16, 2012 could be another major turning point in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Today the FDA approved a supplemental new drug application for the previously approved antiretroviral medication TDF-FTC, to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV by uninfected men and women.

FDA Approves First Pill To Help Prevent HIV

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, the latest milestone ...

FDA Delays Decision On First HIV Prevention Drug

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- Federal health regulators have delayed a decision on whether to approve the first pill shown to prevent HIV infection, the drug's manufa...

Truvada: FDA Panel Backs First Pill To Block HIV Infection

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 07.11.2012 | Healthy Living

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The first drug shown to prevent HIV infection won the endorsement of a panel of federal advisers Thursday, clearing the way...

FDA Favors First Drug For HIV Prevention

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 07.08.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — A pill that has long been used to treat HIV has moved one step closer to becoming the first drug approved to prevent healthy people...

AIDS Advocacy Group Asks FDA To Delay Or Deny HIV Pill Approval

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2012 | Healthy Living

An advocacy group concerned about the costs and possible health problems related to a drug being considered to help stop the spread of HIV infection t...

'I Believe That This Could Be Catastrophic In Terms Of HIV Prevention'

| Posted 03.31.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Bernice Yeung Foster City drugmaker Gilead recently updated its application with the f...

HIV Vaccine Okayed For Human Testing

The Huffington Post | Jocelyn Richard | Posted 12.20.2011 | Health News

Canadian researchers received approval Tuesday from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin testing an experimental and potentially breakthroug...

Moving Forward on FDA Review of HIV Prevention Drugs

Anand Reddi | Posted 01.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Anand Reddi

AIDS activists must aspire for responsible advocacy. I encourage AHF to adopt a more pragmatic strategy regarding FDA review of PrEP.

HIV Prevention Drug: Thanks, But No Thanks

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Charles Karel Bouley

We need a cure for HIV and AIDS. We've always had a way to prevent it, it's called common sense and responsibility.