Monkeys who received the injections did not contract HIV when exposed to the virus
Doctors now have another weapon against HIV/AIDS in their arsenal, and it’s a potent one.
Recent studies suggest that drugs used for HIV treatment can also protect healthy people from infection. But can these medications really turn the tide of the AIDS epidemic?
Two landmark studies confirm that a daily pill containing powerful drugs used to treat HIV infection can also help prevent new infection in healthy HIV-free people.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday approved a new drug to treat HIV infection. The drug, made by an arm of Johnson & Johnson, will be sold under the name Edurant, and is designed to be used in combination with other …
Researchers report yet more tantalizing data that the antiretroviral drugs doctors currently use to treat HIV infection could also be effective in preventing transmission of the virus.
AIDS prevention got a boost last year when researchers reported that the daily combination anti-HIV pill Truvada, which is designed to treat the disease, may actually be able to prevent HIV infection among healthy, high-risk gay men.
As effective as the antiviral drugs have been in controlling the spread of HIV, the ultimate goal of any AIDS therapy is to prevent infection with the virus in the first place.