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New Drug Helps Prevent HIV/AIDS
Sex in this day and age can be tough, from finding the right partner, to the risk of pregnancy, to the dread of disease. Well, the world just got a step closer to ticking one of those boxes by reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS.
The FDA approved the new drug, Truvada, which is capable of preventing HIV/ AIDS in healthy, non-infected persons. Truvada actually combines two current drugs that are used to treat HIV, Emtriva and Viread, into one daily pill. The Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that the pill is meant for individuals in the “high risk” category. Dr. Fauci saw infections of HIV "decrease by 42 percent" in homosexual men and "as high as over 70 percent in heterosexual men" with those who took the drug regularly.
Sounds like progress, right? Just wait until scientists can combine this drug with Viagra and Ecstasy.