Fda Approves First Pill To Help Prevent Hiv


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, the latest milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS....

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  • Study: New bird flu jumped directly from chickens
    Chinese scientists have for the first time found strong evidence of how humans got infected with a new strain of bird flu: from chickens at a live market. In a small study of four patients who caught the new H7N9 virus, Chinese scientists compared swabs from birds at live markets in eastern China to virus samples from patients. More
  • BadNews bug hits Android app store
    Security researchers have identified 32 separate apps on Google Play that harboured a bug called BadNews. On infected phones, BadNews stole cash by racking up charges from sending premium rate text messages. More
  • New strain of bird flu virus kills 14 people in China
    China reported another death and three new infections from a new strain of avian influenza known as H7N9 on Monday, bringing the total death toll to 14 and the number of infections to 63, the official Xinhua News Agency said. More
  • Hong Kong goes on alert bird flu alert
    The death toll in China's bird flu crisis stood at 10 on Friday, as Hong Kong authorities announced plans to test all poultry imported from the mainland. More
  • Chinese colonel claims new bird flu strain is a biological weapon from US
    As cases of H7N9 continue to grow in China, one Chinese Air Force officer is blaming the outbreak not on genetic mutations – but on the United States government. In a post on his blog Saturday, People’s Liberation Army Sr. More
  • UPDATE 1-U.S. FDA approves Gilead's Descovy for HIV prevention
    The approval does not include use of the drug by women to prevent HIV infection ... Truvada was also approved as a daily pill for pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, in 2012. Gilead has said it aims to ...
    12/5/2019 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • FDA Approves First HIV Preventative Pill
    Scientists are one step closer to curing what has so far been an incurable disease. On Monday, the FDA approved the first pill to help prevent HIV. The pill, named “Truvada” acts as “a preventive ...
    12/4/2019 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • FDA Approves Morning After Pill
    "Women now have more options, and have long deserved to have the rights to prevent unplanned pregnancies." Anti-abortion groups, however, have criticized the method. The morning-after pills are ...
    11/12/2019 - 8:43 am | View Link
  • U.S. FDA approves Gilead's Descovy for HIV prevention
    The pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) pill has been approved for men and trans women who ... The approval does not include use of the drug by women to prevent HIV infection. Descovy, a combination drug, ...
    10/4/2019 - 3:02 am | View Link
  • FDA Approves Descovy for HIV Prevention in MSM, Transgender Women
    has remained the only PrEP pill on the market since its approval for HIV prevention in 2012. “PrEP drugs are highly effective when taken as indicated in the drug labeling and can prevent HIV infection ...
    10/3/2019 - 8:45 am | View Link
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