Australian Study Shows That This Little Blue Pill Is Stopping HIV Spreading – Here’s How

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New research in Australia shows an unprecedented reduction in cases of the AIDS-causing virus thanks to a blue antiviral pill.

Nexter.org prepared more details about this groundbreaking study.

Source: Alamy

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An antiviral pill taken daily by thousands of men across Sydney and other parts of Australia led to a globally unprecedented reduction in new HIV cases, showing that a targeted, preventative approach may accelerate progress on ending the AIDS epidemic, The Washington Post reports.

The World’s first study to measure the impact of Gilead Sciences Inc.’s Truvada pill on reducing the AIDS-causing virus in a large population showed that cases of HIV among gay and bisexual men fell by almost a third to the lowest on record.

Source: Bloomberg

The results, published Thursday in the Lancet HIV medical journal, may pave the way for other states and countries to stop transmission of the virus with the use of a treatment called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

“The speed of the decline we’ve seen in new HIV infections in gay and bisexual men is a world first,” said study leader Andrew Grulich, head of HIV epidemiology and prevention at the Kirby Institute of the University of New South Wales. “These numbers are the lowest on record since HIV surveillance began in 1985.”

Source: BLOOMBERG NEWS

The blue, oval-shaped pill is a fixed-dose combination of the drugs tenofovir, disoproxil and emtricitabine.

While PrEP has been widely available in the US since 2012, it is not alwaysaccessible, with the cost prohibitive to many of those without health insurance.

Truvada (TVD) for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was approved by the FDA in July 2012 to reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV-1 in adults at high risk.


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