Scientists Halt FEM-PrEP Study in Africa
April 18, 2011
On Monday scientists terminated a study in Africa designed to figure out whether a daily oral dose of the antiretroviral Truvada could prevent women from becoming infected with HIV.
According to FHI, the global health organization conducting the study, early results showed no evidence that the pill was effective.
The study's premature termination disappointed AIDS activists who had high hopes for its results -- but excited others who oppose the FDA's potential approval of Truvada for this purpose.
In cased you missed it, here's the report from the New York Times.
Researchers to Wind Down HIV Prevention Trial in Women After Interim Results Find Drug Not Offering Protection From HIV
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