New efforts are being made in medical technology that could potentially help stop the spread of HIV sooner than we think.

In 2011 the new anti-AIDS pill, Truvada, produced by Gilead Sciences Inc. and approved by the Food and Drug Administration on July 16th, is one of the first pills on the market that is helping to reduce the spread of the HIV infection in both homosexuals and bisexuals.

Recently after more research and analysis, daily use of the pill also known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), is said to prevent the HIV infection in anyone who is uninfected, including heterosexuals.

Dawn Smith will author a new comprehensive guideline sheet that will offer guidance and more explanation in correlation with the pill. The guidance, set to come out end of year, will note that the pill prevents HIV from establishing permanent infections as it enters the body.

However, the Center for Disease Control, strongly explains that this pill does not take the place of regular testing and prevention methods.

The number of people living with HIV infection in the United States is estimated that more than 1 million (1,178,350) adults and adolescents, says the CDC.


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  2. What does sexuality have to do w/ the drug’s effectiveness? Why would it be different between homo-, bi-, and heterosexuals?

  3. Xiara P

    This entire article reads of something talking about 1980’s GRID. First of all, the pill will not prevent AIDS. AIDS is a series of symptoms, acquired when the body has been infected with HIV. The pill then, can help the body fight and possibly rid itself of HIV

    Second, I’m pretty sure the pill cannot distinguish between a heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, or a child who has yet to determine his/her sexual orientation.

    Last, until Truvada or any other drug has been shown to actually cure any person of a disease it probably shouldn’t be headlined as some sort of miracle cure. THERE IS NO CURE FOR HIV. The same ignorant people that think HIV is only contracted by homosexuals are the same ones that think if they manage to contract if [from tears or a toilet seat] will try and swing by the clinic and pick up the HIV cure.

    I’m clearly not a fan of this article.

  4. @Bibi- I just watched House of Numbers on Netflix a couple of days ago, and it was a great documentary.

    I think the rapid tests used to test for HIV was the most surprising of all.

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