HIV prevention pill records 100% success rate

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    Sep 10, 2015 8:08 PM GMT
    A new study has found that 100 per cent of participants taking Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) prevention pill remained infection free.

    The study conducted at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco, United States (U.S.) involved more than 600 high-risk individuals, most of whom were men who have sex with men. These individuals were healthy at the time of enrollment and were put on a daily regimen of a blue pill called Truvada as a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

    Lead author Jonathan Volk, a physician and epidemiologist at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center, described the study as “the first to extend the understanding of the use of PrEP in a real-world setting and suggests that the treatment may prevent new HIV infections even in a high-risk setting.”


    Koester and Grant emphasized that despite the promising findings in the Kaiser study many questions still remain, a number of them practical in nature.

    “What proportion of the population vulnerable to HIV will take a pill a day to prevent it? How will costs of the medication and clinic visits be paid for?” they asked. “Assuming people are willing to use PrEP and can access PrEP, will they take the medication as directed? Will uptake and use be higher or lower among those at higher risk? Will people place themselves at higher risk or HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as a consequence of using PrEP?”

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  • transient

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    Sep 11, 2015 12:13 PM GMT
    Realy..... another thread.

    Im not verified here so cant make a spam report.

    Maybe someone else will.
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    Sep 11, 2015 9:13 PM GMT
    transient saidRealy..... another thread.

    Im not verified here so cant make a spam report.

    Maybe someone else will.


    Why, what's the problem?

    You don't like that I'm posting medical new on HIV prevention. THAT's fucked up.....not me.

    If a means to prevent HIV is 100% isn't that good news?
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    Sep 12, 2015 5:02 AM GMT
    It's great news that all gay men should become habitual drug users? Do you work for Gilead Science?
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    Sep 12, 2015 11:09 AM GMT
    Alpha13 saidIt's great news that all gay men should become habitual drug users? Do you work for Gilead Science?


    As a person of your age living in SF you should have lost 100 friends during the 80s and 90s. I did. If all of my friends had been taking PrEP in 1984 they'd all be alive.

    Maybe you didn't have any friends, or didn't care. I did and I still do.

    100% effective.....and you call them "habitual drug users"? Is that's like calling them Truvada Whores? Sad man you are.


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    Sep 14, 2015 1:05 AM GMT
    It is good news. It does require 100% adherence, taking the medication every day. Some people don't the difference between life saving medication and drug addiction. There is a world of difference.
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    Sep 14, 2015 6:50 PM GMT
    rdberg1957 saidIt is good news. It does require 100% adherence, taking the medication every day. Some people don't the difference between life saving medication and drug addiction. There is a world of difference.



    His "habitual drug users" to another person (in the medical field) is perfect adherence.