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Scientists Halt FEM-PrEP Study in Africa

April 18, 2011

Scientists Halt FEM-PrEP Study in Africa

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.

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See Also
PrEP Ineffective for Women? Study on Truvada for HIV Prevention Is Unexpectedly Cut Short
Results of FEM-PrEP Clinical Trial Examining Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention Among Heterosexual Women
Global Campaign for Microbicides Statement on the Discontinuation of the FEM-PrEP Trial
The FEM-PrEP HIV Prevention Study and Its Implications for NIAID Research
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