Tag Archive | Truvada

GSK says long-acting HIV drug 66% more effective than Truvada

GSK says long-acting HIV drug 66% more effective than Truvada

(Reuters) – Britain’s GSK said on Tuesday that an injection of its cabotegravir drug, given every two months, was found to be 66% more effective in preventing HIV infections than Gilead’s Truvada daily oral pills. HIV incidence rate – or the number of people who contract the infection in a period – was 0.41% with […]

Facebook removes misleading HIV drug ads after outcry

Facebook removes misleading HIV drug ads after outcry

Facebook said on Monday it had removed some ads that contained misleading information about HIV prevention drugs, following an outcry from activists, health experts and US lawmakers. The ads linked the drugs, which are known as PrEP, and designed to prevent HIV, to severe bone and kidney damage, and were placed by personal-injury attorneys. LGBT+ […]

US: PrEP use to transition from ‘Truvada’ to ‘Descovy’ within year

US: PrEP use to transition from ‘Truvada’ to ‘Descovy’ within year

(Reuters) The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Gilead Sciences Inc’s Descovy to reduce the risk of [HIV infection]. The approval does not include use of the drug by women to prevent HIV infection. Descovy, a combination drug, was approved in 2016 to treat people already infected with HIV. It contains a newer […]

UK: Gay men at risk without access to HIV prevention pill

UK: Gay men at risk without access to HIV prevention pill

Delays in rolling out an HIV prevention pill in Britain are putting gay men’s lives at risk, with thousands buying it online without medical supervision, HIV campaigners said on Wednesday. Britain is lagging behind the United States and Kenya, where the highly-effective drug is more widely available, as health authorities only give the pills to […]

US: Patient organisations prefer generic HIV prevention pill

US: Patient organisations prefer generic HIV prevention pill

(Reuters) – Gilead Sciences Inc hopes to soon introduce a pricey new pill to prevent HIV in people at risk of contracting the infection, but the drugmaker faces opposition from an unusual source – patient advocates. Such groups have traditionally lobbied for insurance coverage of newer HIV drugs, regardless of expense. But at least three […]

World Health Organisation Urges All Gay & Bisexual Men to Take Anti-HIV Medication

World Health Organisation Urges All Gay & Bisexual Men to Take Anti-HIV Medication

The World Health Organisation has made the recommendation that all men who have sex with men should start taking PrEP, medication that could prevent HIV infection, regardless of their current HIV status. In a revision of its HIV prevention guidelines, the WHO has urged that all MSM (men who have sex with men) begin taking […]