The FDA Is Poised to Approve the First Drug To Prevent HIV Infections

It appears we're on the cusp of a major breakthrough in the prevention of HIV/AIDS. The FDA said yesterday that Truvada, a drug currently used to treat patients with HIV, appears to be effective at preventing HIV infection in healthy people. This would be the first drug of its kind and would obviously have a huge… » 5/09/12 9:45pm 5/09/12 9:45pm

AIDS Drugs Only Work If People Actually Take Them

AIDS prevention has been on a sort of rollercoaster in the past year or so, with exciting progress followed quickly by disappointing results. The drug Truvada showed promise in blocking transmission of the virus, but then an African trial had to be stopped because the drug wasn't protecting the women who took it. Now,… » 3/12/12 12:00pm 3/12/12 12:00pm