Category Archives: FTC

  1. New, Long-Term PrEP Study Announced

    Via Now Chelsea, by Sam Spokony. Few methods of HIV prevention have been as promising, or as controversial, as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). After a history of underground practice and off-label prescriptions, the approach has recently begun to receive serious attention from researchers, policy makers and health care advocates. An outgrowth of post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP, a short-term Read More >>

    clinical trials, FTC, HIV/AIDS, iPrEx, maraviroc, new prevention technologies, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP, prevention, Selzentry, study, Tenofovir, Treatment as Prevention, Truvada
  2. Monkey study strengthens the case for a microbicide combining several anti-HIV drugs

    A study using a microbicide gel containing the antiretroviral drugs in the combination pill Truvada – tenofovir and FTC (emtricitabine) – completely protected six pigtail macaque monkeys from infection with a type of HIV designed to be infectious to monkeys, the XVII International AIDS Conference heard on Thursday. This is a better result than seen in a Read More >>

    FTC, rectal microbicide, research, Tenofovir, Truvada