FDA approves first drug to prevent HIV infection

  title={FDA approves first drug to prevent HIV infection},
  author={B. Roehr},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • B. Roehr
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • The US Food and Drug Administration this week approved for the first time a drug for use in the prevention of HIV infection. The drug, Truvada, is one of the most commonly used components of an anti-HIV “cocktail” regimen in the United States and Europe. Truvada is two drugs combined in a single pill, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine. Its preventive use is commonly referred to as PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). Studies in different groups at high risk of infection have shown… CONTINUE READING
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