New Pill to Prevent AIDS?
Yes You heard right. There is new evidence supporting studies on HIV prevention.
Currently Abstinence and Condoms keep you disease free but scientist have to believe that if uninfected individual takes a daily pill containing anti-HIV drugs, it will decrease their likelyhood of contracting the virus by 75%.
I would not like to be the guinea pig for this new drug nor does this mean people should stop using condoms if the pills go on the market.
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“As it becomes ever clearer that modern antiretroviral drugs can not only treat the disease but prevent it, pressure is likely to increase on donors to find more money to supply them in places like Africa and on pharmaceutical manufacturers to either sell them cheaply or release their patents to companies that can…One study released Wednesday, known as Partners PrEP and conducted in Kenya and Uganda by researchers from the University of Washington, showed that participants who took a daily Truvada pill — a mix of tenofovir and emtricitabine — had a 73 percent lower chance of getting infected. The study was done in 4,758 “discordant couples,” those in which one partner was infected and the other was not. Partners who took a Viread pill — which contains only tenofovir — had a 62 percent lower chance…”