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Truvada Breakthrough

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AIDS United

HIV Prevention Breakthrough: FDA Committee Recommends Truvada for Approval

On Thursday May 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Antiviral Drugs Advisory Committee (AVDAC) recommended the approval of an HIV antiretroviral drug indicated as a Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), possibly the first ever prescribed... Read more »
Housing Works

The FDA Gives Truvada as PreP the Official Okay

Photo courtesy of Getty Images. Yesterday, just two weeks after approving the first at home HIV test, the FDA gave using the HIV drug Truvada as a pre-exposure prophylaxis the official nod, an expected decision after an FDA board unanimously... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

USA Today Examines Recent HIV Breakthroughs

USA Today examines several scientific breakthroughs that researchers say "could be key to reducing new HIV infections." "Doctors are hopeful not because of a single discovery, but because of a string of breakthroughs over the past two or three... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Viral Breakthrough=Resistance to all drugs currently taking?

I have been undectable for the past two years on a regimen of Viramune and Truvada. My lab blood work is better now than it was before I started meds and all of my liver enzymes are in the normal range. I feel great. I have no side effects and would...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Resistance may develop to one or all drugs in the regimen. We cannot predict in a given patient what degree of resistance might develop.... Read more »

Viral Breakthrough=Resistance to all drugs currently taking?

I have been undectable for the past two years on a regimen of Viramune and Truvada. My lab blood work is better now than it was before I started meds and all of my liver enzymes are in the normal range. I feel great. I have no side effects and...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
Thank you for this excellent and important question. It would be a good idea for anyone taking ART to understand the answer. Its a long one with an important message at the end, so stay with me.The answer depends on the regimen you are taking, so... Read more »

Taking Truvada and need for practicing safer sex (TRUVADA PrEP, 2010)

I am HIV-. If I decide to take Truvada to lessen my chances of getting the virus from HIV+ partners, do I need to use condoms or will taking the medication be enough....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Condoms remain absolutely essential. Truvada does "lessen" the risk of HIV transmission, but it certainly doesn't completely eliminate it. See below. Condoms also provide protection from a variety of other STDs as well. Dr.... Read more »

Switched to Truvada from Combivir -- viral rebound

Hello Dr Conway,My Fiance who is 42 yrs old African American, found out 13 yrs ago that she was HIV positive. She started meds 4 yrs ago, taking Combivir & Sustiva until 4 mths ago when she switched to Truvada & Sustiva, because of muscle...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
1) At this stage, I would not be terribly concerned about the viral load, but I would make sure that adherence to therapy is not an issue, and I would monitor the viral load on a monthly basis to make sure these are just "blips" and do not... Read more »
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Breakthrough bleeding

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
How common is breaktrhough bleeding and newly obtained HIV?

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HIV-Blocking Gene Breakthrough

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Researchers in HIV-Blocking Gene Breakthrough
Sun Jul 14, 3:35 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - AIDS ( news - web sites) researchers declared a breakthrough Sunday with the discovery of a naturally occurring gene that effectively blocks the disease's... Read more »

Irans Breakthrough expected to be announced soon??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
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Iran's Health Minister to unveil breakthrough in AIDS cure

Tehran, Sept 5, IRNA-Iran's Minister of Health and Medical Education Kamran Baqeri Lankarani will unveil a breakthrough achieved by Iranian scientists to cure the... Read more »

AIDS: Answers and Breakthroughs

Posted by TexGal, 1 Reply
For those who have satellite TV or cable, there is a health special being broadcast for World Aids Day. (Dec. 1st)

On Friday, Dec. 1st @ 7:00pm eastern, the Discovery Health Channel will present AIDS: Answers and Breakthroughs.

I post this information... Read more »