AIDS Group Slammed For Filing Complaint Over HIV Drug Commercial
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation filed an FDA complaint against Gilead, which makes Truvada, a drug that can prevent HIV infection. But several health care experts and activists say the complaint is inaccurate — “patently false” — and part of the group’s crusade against promiscuous sex.
Fear And Loathing Delay Rollout Of HIV-Blocking Drug To Those Most At Risk In Los Angeles
The drug, which can be 99% effective in blocking HIV, has yet to be widely distributed in Los Angeles County, the nation's second-largest epicenter of people living with the virus. But opinions differ on what's delaying a public health program to distribute the drug.
Most Gay And Bisexual Men Don't Get Tested For HIV; Half Are Not Treated
A new survey indicates most gay and bisexual men aren't being tested for HIV and are unaware of current prevention and treatment options, and a new study by the CDC shows half living with HIV in the U.S. are not receiving appropriate medical treatment.
A Kansas Doctor Opened A Truvada Clinic Because Other Doctors Won't Prescribe It
"I was finding folks whose primary doctors were not willing to provide the medicine and there are probably more of those folks out there. There is a need, I believe, for there to be more access to try this prophylaxis."
World Health Organization Clarifies Recommendation, Says Men Who Have Sex With Men Should Consider Truvada
"PrEP should be considered as an additional choice for preventing HIV infection alongside and together with the use of condoms and other prevention options,” WHO said in a statement to BuzzFeed.