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Understanding PrEP and Truvada

A few weeks ago, both the World Health Organization and the US Food and Drug Administration announced that they were endorsing the use of Truvada, an ARV developed by Gilead, as the first PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) for people at high risk of HIV. Which is leaving many [eople with questions...
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FDA Votes Against Approving Capsaicin for People with HIV

Approximately 1/3 of people with HIV suffer from peripheral neuropathy – medical speak for pain and loss of function due to nerve death. There are several kinds of peripheral neuropathy that people with HIV and AIDS can develop. Most are late-stage symptoms, and one of the best ways to reduce...
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FDA Panel Makes Three Recommendations This Month

In the past few weeks, an FDA panel has reviewed and recommended three new tools in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Each one addresses a different and critical stage in combating the epidemic: prevention, testing and treatment. Truvada: Trudava is a combination pill containing two anti-retroviral drugs. Recent studies have shown...
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