New Delhi: India has recorded a 57 percent drop in number of new HIV infections during the last decade, say latest figures from the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO).
India has demonstrated an overall reduction of 57 percent in estimated annual new HIV infections (among adult population) from 2.74 lakh in 2000 to 1.16 lakh in 2011, said a NACO report released Friday.
“Major contribution to this reduction comes from the high prevalence [...]
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The University of California is testing a potential HIV prevention pill in a first-of-its-kind study in the state. UC’s California HIV-AIDS Research Program has awarded grants totaling $11.8 million to see how the new drug works.
The antiretroviral pill, Truvada, is designed to prevent HIV from taking hold in someone not infected with the virus. Dr. George Lemp said that an international trial has shown it works [...]
An advocacy group concerned about costs and possible health problems related to a drug being considered to help stop the spread of HIV infection to healthy people has asked U.S. regulators to delay or deny its approval.
Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration on the grounds that studies have shown that the pill, Truvada, made by Gilead Sciences, is only partially effective in preventing [...]
February 1, 2012
It has been proven to drastically decrease the chances of contracting HIV before one is even exposed to the virus: Truvada is considered a medical breakthrough by some, yet others fear the once-a-day prevention pill could spur a deadly AIDS epidemic.
The drug — a small, blue pill ingested orally — is currently awaiting FDA approval. Its manufacturer, Gilead, argues that Truvada would reduce the risk of risk of [...]
As if the thought of having “the talk” wasn’t uncomfortable enough, the Florida Department of Health is encouraging young people to talk about sex with the older folks in their lives.
State officials hope the recommendation will have an effect beyond creating an awkward exchange: preventing the spread of HIV among older Floridians.
Florida — along with the rest of the country — is experiencing a “graying” [...]