Truvada: 5 Things to Know About the First Drug to Prevent HIV

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Doctors now have another weapon against HIV/AIDS in their arsenal, and it’s a potent one. For the first time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a drug treatment that will prevent infection in healthy people.

The drug, called Truvada, which is already approved for the treatment of HIV in infected patients, works by lowering the amount of virus circulating in people’s blood. But clinical trials show that it can also protect uninfected high-risk people from acquiring the virus, if they take the drug daily before and after exposure.

The approval is controversial. Some public health experts argue that allowing the drug to be used for prevention will foster a false sense of security among users, leading people to believe mistakenly that they are immune to the virus and reduce their use of condoms. However, the FDA determined that the benefits of expanding the pool of people who may use Truvada to protect against HIV made it worth approving. Here’s what you need to know.

(MORE: Treatment as Prevention: How the New Way to Control HIV Came to Be)

Who can take Truvada?
The drug, made by Gilead Sciences Inc., is approved for healthy, uninfected people who are at high risk of contracting HIV through sex. These include sex workers and people with partners who are HIV-positive or engage in high-risk behaviors, such as using IV drugs.

How effective is the drug in preventing HIV?
In one study, healthy gay and bisexual men who took Truvada daily and were counseled about safe sex practices lowered their risk of becoming infected by up to 42%. In another study involving heterosexual couples in which one partner was HIV-positive, the uninfected partner had a 75% lower risk of contracting HIV if they took Truvada.

Does Truvada cure AIDS?
No. The drug can treat people who are infected with HIV by lowering the amount of virus in their bodies and slowing down the progression of the disease. In healthy, uninfected people, the drug can thwart HIV’s ability to take hold in healthy cells and start an infection, by blocking the activity of an enzyme that the virus needs to replicate.

Why is the approval controversial?
Some experts believe that healthy people may not take the drug correctly — it needs to be taken daily to be effective — which would encourage HIV to become resistant to the medication. Public health officials also worry that people may engage in more risky behaviors when they are on the drug, believing they are protected completely against HIV, which they are not. However, patients who receive Truvada prophylactically will be expected to participate in a comprehensive HIV protection plan involving regular HIV testing, condom use and prevention counseling and support. Clinical trials have not shown that users are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior.

Researchers also can’t explain why in one study involving female sex workers, those who took Truvada to prevent HIV were not protected against infection. The authors think that the participants did not take the drug in the right doses, but it’s also possible that something about the vaginal environment makes the drug less effective.

(MORE: A Trial of an Anti-HIV Gel in Women Is Halted)

Why is the approval important?
Approving a drug to prevent HIV marks a big step toward controlling the spread of HIV and AIDS, not just in the U.S. but worldwide as well. Once Truvada is used as a preventive measure domestically, U.S.-backed AIDS programs in the developing world may also begin to roll out the pill for healthy people who are at high risk of contracting HIV. Public health experts are eager to build up all effective prevention strategies, noting that the only way to stop the epidemic is by preventing new infections as well as treating existing ones.

Alice Park is a writer at TIME. Find her on Twitter at @aliceparkny. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

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JennyElimihele
JennyElimihele

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JoyCharles


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MakomvaNaome
MakomvaNaome





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topitysowova
topitysowova


The cost of Truvada has been placed between $11,000 and $14,000 per year.

However the cost of Generic Truvada (Tenvir-EM by Cipla)  is $860 per year.

more info can find online  http://retailersstore.com/


shellasweetypa
shellasweetypa

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SmithHappniss
SmithHappniss


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1971jughead
1971jughead

How likely u get hiv  if  you took   truvada after gay sex and u r still taking it?

AdamBell
AdamBell

The cost of Truvada has been placed between $11,000 and $14,000 per year.

However the cost of Generic Truvada (Tenvir-EM by Cipla)  is $860 per year.

more info can find online or in my facebook page.

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AdamBell
AdamBell

Truvada is a new product, very promising, however it is not a cure.

The big fear is that healthy people will start taking it without precautions, it's not 100% safe but it does prevent  HIV in most cases.

I would recommend anyone who consider taking it to make a good research.

DouglasDashy
DouglasDashy




My name Douglas dashy from Oxford,UK ...HIV has been ongoing in my family for long..I lost both parents to HIV and it is so much pain have not been able to get over.As we all know medically,there is no solution or cure for HIV and the cost for Medication is very expensive..Someone introduced me to a man(Native Medical Practitional)in oxford..I showed the man all my Tests and Results and i told him have already diagnosed with HIV and have spent thousands of dollars on medication..I said i will like to try him cos someone introduced me to him..He asked me sorts of questions and i answered him correctly..To cut the story short,He gave me some medicinal soaps and some herbs(have forgot the name he called them) and he thought me how am gonna use them all..At first i was skeptical but i just gave it a try..I was on his Medication for 2 weeks and i used all the soaps and herbs according to his prescription.. that he will finish the rest himself..and i called him 3 days after, i arrived and i told him what is the next thing..he said,he has been expecting my call.. he told me to visit my doctor for another test..Honestly speaking,i never believe all he was saying until after the test when my doctor mention the statement that am, HIV negative and the doctor started asking me how do i do it....Am telling this story in case anyone may need this man his email is: dr.skhivhomefcure@gmail.com or call him now at +2348158847627



JohnHans
JohnHans

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VickieLynn-Brinker
VickieLynn-Brinker

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RodaBlize1
RodaBlize1

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I never taught doctor LAWCY could ever get my HIV-AIDS cured with his healing herb spell, i have been spending so much buying my drugs for the past three years now and taking several medication but no relieve, until one day i was just browsing on the internet when i came across a great post of MARIAN, who explained to me how a great dr called PAPA LAWCY helped her, by curing her from HIV, i thought as much and i quicklly contacted him, and he gave to me the assurance that he is going to help me with his herbs, he told me to buy the herbs which he will use for the preparation of my medicine which i did, he prepared the medicine and told me how i am going to take them which i did, just three days later i went to the hospital to give the final test and the doctor confirm that i am now negative, i am so happy that GOD sent DR LAWCY to help me out of my problems, if you are out there passing through this kind of problem, you can also contact him on  his email, drlawcyspellhome@gmail.com. , and i pray that he will help you also.
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carolinabus6
carolinabus6

HIV is a terrible disease, if not for my Husband and the help of the great Dr. Oraede my life would have been a mess! I was diagnosed with HIV in 2005, my husband encouraged me, and told me not to lose hope, I manage to give birth to a baby Boy who was free from the disease, and my Husband was always there for me! One day he came to me and told me that he have found a man who can cure me. Base on scientist, they said there is no cure for HIV; he told me that he has seen many testimonies about him on the internet. We decided to contact him, we filled his Herbal home form, and he asked us to buy some items which we did! Three days later he asked me to go for HIV test, faithfully I went to do the Test, Lo and Behold, I was cured, the virus was not found in my Body... My Dear Husband and my Father Dr. Oraede, God will surely bless the both of you, till the end of time, in Jesus name.. If you have any problem kindly contact he on Dr.oraedespellhome@hotmail.com  or you can reach him via his mobile phone on +2348161879468.....

JANETA
JANETA

I have been suffering hardship from HIV/AIDS since 7yrs now, and i happen to have 2 kids for my husband, and now we cannot proceed to have another kids all because of my disease and now i have do all what a human like i and my husband can do just to get my disease healed, i have went to several places to seek for help not even one person could ever help, until i melt a comment on the daily news paper that was commented by Desmond about how this powerful traditional doctor help him get cured of the disease (HIV-AIDS) " my fellow beloved" i firstly taught having a help from a spiritual traditional healer was a wrong idea, but i think of these, will i continue to stress on these disease all day when i have someone to help me save my life?" so i gather all my faiths and put in all interest to contact him through his Email address at dr.camalahivadscure@yahoo.com so after i have mailed him of helping get my disease cured, he respond to me fast as possible that i should not be afraid, that he is a truthful and powerful doctor which i firstly claimed him to be. So after all set has been done, he promise me that i will be healed but on a condition that i provide him some items and obeyed all his oracle said. I did all by accepting his oracles fact and only to see that after some weeks of taking his herbal medicine i notice some changes in my body system and i went for check up the day he ask me to go for check up to confirm if the sickness was still there,to my greatest surprise i could not find any sickness in my body i was first shocked and later arise to be the happiest woman on earth after i have concluded my final test on the hospital by my doctor that i am now HIV- Negative. My papers for check are with me and now i am happy and glad for his miraculous help and power. With these i must tell everyone who might seek for any help, either for HIV cure or much more to contact him now at these following email now, Email: dr.camalahivadscure@yahoo.com
" sir thank you so much for your immediate cure of my disease, i must say a big thanks for curing my disease, i owe you in return.and be blessed sir.

WisdomWiseEmmanuel
WisdomWiseEmmanuel

I want to thank Dr. Oraede for his good deeds upon my life, I was diagnosed of this deadly disease, I contacted him because I was seeing some blogs about him, he told me that all my problems are over that I should not bother myself, he told me that he need some items in which he will use in casting the spell, I paid for the items, and after the spell I was cured totally when I went for check-up, help me in thanking him , if you have any problem just contact him now via email on dr.oraedespellhome@hotmail.com or call +2348161879468 he is ready to help as much that comes in his way.

MichelleTundox
MichelleTundox

DR ukpoyan is the only Dr who could ever get my HIV-AIDS cured with his healing spell, i have tried almost everything but i couldn't find any solution on my disease, despite all these happening to me, i always spend a lot to buy a HIV drugs from hospital and taking some several medications but no relieve, until one day i was just browsing on the internet when i come across a great post of !Michelle! who truly said that she was been diagnose with HIV and was healed that very week through the help of these great powerful healing spell doctor, sometime i really wonder why people called him Dr ukpoyan, i never knew it was all because of the great and perfect work that he has been doing that is causing all this. so i quickly contacted him, and he ask me some few questions and he said a thing i will never forget that anyone who contacted him is ! always getting his or her healing in just 6 hours after doing all he ask you, so i was amazed all the time i heard that from him, so i did all things only to see that at the very day which he said i will be healed, all the strength that has left me before rush back and i becomes very strong and healthy, this disease almost kills my life all because of me, so i will to hospital to give the final test to the disease and the doctor said i am HIV negative, i am very amazed and happy about the healing DR ukpoyan gave to me from the ancient part of Africa, you can email him now for your own healing too at: dr.ukpoyanspellhome@hotmail.com thank you sir for healing me from HIV. contact his phone number +2348115521613 - See more at:

MarianSmith
MarianSmith

Hello let me give this testimony to the public about a great man who help me out in serious illness I have HIV-AIDS for good 5year and I was

almost going to the end of my life due to the way my skin look like all I have in my mind is let me just give up because life is not interesting to

me any longer but I just pray for god every day to accept my soul when ever I’m gone lucky to me my kids sister run to me that she found a

doctor in the internet who can cure HIV-AIDS she help me out on everything the man ask for my picture, so he can cast a spell on me from

his temple after all he ask is done 45mins later I started getting more stronger my blood start flow normally for 4 to 5 days I start getting

Wight before a month my body start developing my skin start coming up after 2month I went for HIV/AIDS test and I was tested negative I’m

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douglasmike
douglasmike

My name Doglas dashy from England, Oxford,UK ...HIV has been ongoing in my family for long..I lost both parents to HIV and it is so much pain have not been able to get over.As we all know medically,there is no solution or cure for HIV and the cost for Medication is very expensive..Someone introduced me to a man(Native Medical Practitional)in oxfod..I showed the man all my Tests and Results and i told him have already diagnosed with HIV and have spent thousands of dollars on medication..I said i will like to try him cos someone introduced me to him..He asked me sorts of questions and i answered him correctly..To cut the story short,He gave me some medicinal soaps and some herbs(have forgot the name he called them) and he thought me how am gonna use them all..At first i was skeptical but i just gave it a try..I was on his Medication for 2 weeks and i used all the soaps and herbs according to his prescription.. that he will finish the rest himself..and i called him 3 days after, i arrived and i told him what is the next thing..he said,he has been expecting my call.. he told me to visit my doctor for another test..Honestly speaking,i never believe all he was saying until after the test when my doctor mention the statement that am, HIV negative and the doctor start6ed asking me how do i do it....Am telling this story in case anyone may need this man his email is:  Olorunoduduwaspiritualtemple@gmail.com or call him now at +2348165219949

Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2012/07/17/truvada-5-things-to-know-about-the-first-drug-to-prevent-hiv/#ixzz2UVNAQfVY

douglasmike
douglasmike

My name Doglas dashy from Engla, Oxford,UK ...HIV has been ongoing in my family for long..I lost both parents to HIV and it is so much pain have not been able to get over.As we all know medically,there is no solution or cure for HIV and the cost for Medication is very expensive..Someone introduced me to a man(Native Medical Practitional)in oxfod..I showed the man all my Tests and Results and i told him have already diagnosed with HIV and have spent thousands of dollars on medication..I said i will like to try him cos someone introduced me to him..He asked me sorts of questions and i answered him correctly..To cut the story short,He gave me some medicinal soaps and some herbs(have forgot the name he called them) and he thought me how am gonna use them all..At first i was skeptical but i just gave it a try..I was on his Medication for 2 weeks and i used all the soaps and herbs according to his prescription.. that he will finish the rest himself..and i called him 3 days after, i arrived and i told him what is the next thing..he said,he has been expecting my call.. he told me to visit my doctor for another test..Honestly speaking,i never believe all he was saying until after the test when my doctor mention the statement that am, HIV negative and the doctor start6ed asking me how do i do it....Am telling this story in case anyone may need this man his email is:  Olorunoduduwaspiritualtemple@gmail.com or call him now at +2348165219949

wembli
wembli

I was been suffering hardshiply from HIV/AIDS since 9yrs now, and i happen to have 2 kids for my husband, and now we cannot proceed to have another kids all because of my disease and now i have do all what a human like i and my husband can do just to get my disease healed, i have went to several places to seek for help not even one person could ever help, until i melt a comment on the daily news paper that was commented by Miss Marilyn about how this powerful traditional doctor help her get cured of the disease (HIV-AIDS) " my fellow beloved" i firstly taugh having a help from a spiritual traditional healer was a wrong idea, but i think of these, will i continue to stress on these disease all day when i have someone to help me save my life?" so i gather all my faiths and put in all interest to contact him through his Email address at dr.camalahivadscure@yahoo.com , so after i have mailed him of helping get my disease cured, i respond to me fast as possible that i should not be afraid, that he is a truthful and powerful doctor which i firstly claimed him to be. So after all set has been done, he promise me that i will be healed but on a condition that i provide him some items and obeyed all his oracle said. I did all by accepting his oracolous fact and only to see that the following week dr.camala mail me on my mail box that my work is successfully done with his powers, i was first shocked and later arrise to be the happiest woman on earth after i have concluded my final test on the hospital by my doctor that i am now HIV- Negative. My papers for check are with me and now i am happy and glad for his miraculous help and power.
With these i must to everyone who might seek for any help, either for HIV cure or much more to contact him now at these following email now,
Email: dr.camalahivadscure@yahoo.com
" sir thank you so much for your immediate cure of my disease, i must say for curing my disease, i owe you in return. Thanks and be blessed sir.
My name is jane wembli
His Email address is: dr.camalahivadscure@yahoo.com

AndrewSoullier
AndrewSoullier

I have been on Truvada for 3 years now.  This drug has kept me undetectable for 2 and a half years.  @morningdove  how dare you hiv is a scam let alone a scam of the century.  I am living with this disease.  I am as healthy as any negative person.  Do your research. 


@PatrickRz350  I am a liberal and know all about the facts.  Stop making up more lies.  Educate yourself.  Seek the "Truth" and not what you decide the facts are.  Stop listening to your Fawk news and seek the truth

jholland27
jholland27

This is unconscionable and criminal - it is about $$$$$$ period.

jholland27
jholland27

This is unconscionable and it should be criminal  - this is about $$$$$ period.  

Simeon Ukagba
Simeon Ukagba

The best strategy and the only way to stop the  AIDS epidemic is to encourage and support the most important link  between preventing new infections as well as treating existing ones. This link is Fighting Stigma associated with HIV/Aids Testing.

DR SIMEON .O UKAGBA

Public Health Advocate amp; Chief Campaigner for Mandatory HIV/Aids Testing for all public office holders in Nigeria

Justice Ngoveni
Justice Ngoveni

I doubt if this move is really going to solve this hiv global problem, prevention of new infections without some form of encouraging unprotected sex with this drug which is not 100% reliable was better, but now the FDA has just engaged the world into reverse gear, we are going nowhere, soon we shall all see and understand, this is a way of making money.

Rex Magabba
Rex Magabba

WE NEED TO SEND A LOT OF INFORMATION ON THE USE OF TRUVADA OR ELSE THINGS MIHGT TURN YHE OTHER WAY.

morningdove
morningdove

Truvada - great name for a drug based on lies. Don't believe me - do the research on HIV - scam of the century along with perpetual war. What a planet we live on. May truth, integrity and peace prevail.

Haus of Dinma
Haus of Dinma

This is a step in the right direction. I just hope the disease does not become drug resistant, and come back with stronger strains. That's what going on with Tuberculosis. 

Whatnow05
Whatnow05

Next stage beat that "drug resistant gonorrhea" and it's back to party like before 1984, and ditching town before you knew you even created a little monster.

High five science! You're gonna let us shirk responsibility once again! 

Joe Sandiego
Joe Sandiego

Legalize prostitution and check all sex workers AND customers.  Problem solved, Next.  By the way they should database all failed tests, and criminalize sex without disclosing HIV.  Signed disclosure prior to sex or face jail time.  We don't need to post the HIV list, but it can be discoverable with a subpoena.

MHelweg
MHelweg

Yes... Just what the world needs. Another weapon against illness that is probably going to cost slightly more than new car for a month's worth of doses - under the iron-clad guarantee of "maybe it will work, and maybe it won't" OK that is actually unfair - it will only cost that much in America!

PatrickRZ350
PatrickRZ350

Additional facts:

1) Developed by a "for profit non-governmental evil big-pharma corporation"

2)  Donald Rumsfeld sat on the board of directors before he was called to as George Bush (Bush lied - People Died) Defense Secretary

3) You liber A-holes need to know what side your bread is buttered on. Our Socialist in Chief I am sure will credit the roads, the phone lines or a computer chip as the real reason this breakthrough drug emerged.

4) Keep voting liberal and this great country will be like France, or really as Obama wants it the most powerful Marxist nation on Earth, albeit a brief time before collapsing.

garcia_IS_shill
garcia_IS_shill

Why don't we just promote straight sex instead of promoting routes to having a 50/50 chance at surviving routine gay sex? 

Craig Andre Hamilton
Craig Andre Hamilton

Why don't we just promote these kind of  pharmaceutical drugs through the sex industry?

with HUGE subsidies? lol

Perhaps the church has more to say on this than the capitol, but on the contrary, the people should consider this critically and, in a larger sense, socially the pros and cons of medicine that help (or harm) our individual lifestyles.

I, however, am curious to how other cultures would see this

RubenR
RubenR

Dear Time: Thank you for that excellent synthesis of the pros and cons about this drug being used for prevention. One thing I would add is that taking a medication of any sort can have side effects in different people, healthy or otherwise. My first reaction, and your report points to this, is that people taking the drug may become complacent and miss doses, running the risk of getting HIV. Hey, I just wanted to say Kudos!

jholland27
jholland27

"I regard HIV as the greatest hoax and fraud in all of medical history"  - John Lauritsen

jacobcrim
jacobcrim

I presume you are talking about the patent for HIV that is actually on the governments patent website from the 60's? 

PhilipChandler
PhilipChandler

@PatrickRZ350 I am a staunch liberal and an Obama supporter.  I voted for him twice, and would vote for him a third time were that possible.  I believe that he has done more good for this country than several of our past Presidents combined, and I am grateful to both him and the US Supreme Court for enacting and upholding the Affordable Care Act, respectively.  Detractors complain that the AFA will only cover a few million more Americans than are currently covered -- to me, any piece of legislation which increases the number of covered Americans by several million people is to be welcomed, even if it does not cover as many millions more people than was originally posited by the President.


Thanks in large part to President Obama endorsing and supporting gay marriage, public opinion relative to this issue has undergone a literally unprecedented shift within the past two years alone.  A total of at least 23 federal district court judges have concluded, based on the US Supreme Court's logic in United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S. 12 (2013), that state bans against gay marriage violate both the Due Process and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.  The US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit recently upheld the opinion overturning Utah's ban of gay marriage, and other cases are sure to reach the other US Courts of Appeals within the next few months.


As I indicated in my post above, I consider it perfectly acceptable for a big pharmaceutical company to recoup its investment and make a healthy profit on the drugs that it markets.  I would hope and expect, however, that a large drug company would do everything possible to lower the cost of life-saving drugs such as Travuda to the extent that insurance companies would cover them, and provide these drugs to AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs), which exist in all of the states, at minimal cost.  But to make a profit from these drugs? -- absolutely!  I said that I am a liberal, not that I am a Marxist, and I realize that the development of drugs used in HAART would not have been possible had it not been for the capitalist ethos which informs big business in this country.


As for wishing that America would turn into a socialist or Marxist paradise -- I see no way that these economic and social structures could possibly work in this country.  So no, I neither desire nor expect to see America turn into either a Communist or a Socialist country.


Keep voting Republican and we will see continued unnecessary bloodshed, slaughter, destruction, and misery, with utterly pointless wars waged in other parts of the world for the sole purpose of protecting American interests (instead of which they make this country less safe by stirring up hatred for this great country throughout the Arab world).



PHILIP CHANDLER

jacobcrim
jacobcrim

It does not matter if you vote R or D, Big Pharma does whatever they please.

MHelweg
MHelweg

Spoken like a true republican, if it fails it's Obama's fault, but it if works it was the by-product of the previous republican-led administration.

Dongsu
Dongsu

Well, the chance of getting AIDS is not about being gay. You will still have mostly equivalent chances of being transmitted from having a straight sex with your oppoiste gender partner. Thus, the usage of this drug will make a significantly positive contribution to the human beings in the worldwide perspective.

Paul Hanson
Paul Hanson

Because there are people don't like straight sex? Also, you can't get AIDs if you're having sex with someone that doesn't even have it. It's a behavior thing, not sexual.

PatrickRZ350
PatrickRZ350

I simply stated the facts in # 1 amp; 2. Lib's can't handle facts. You should take comentary in 3 amp; 4 to heart.

PatrickRZ350
PatrickRZ350

So u cant deal with facts either. I thought curing aids was top of the list for liberals. Looks like u have a hard time accepting that scientist, business and free enterprise has come closest to doing so and resorting to name calling all you have.

hot_pants
hot_pants

You have a gang member frame of mind