FDA approves first pill to help prevent HIV
The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, a milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.
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#1 Jul 16, 2012
While this may be an advance of some sort, unless I was handling dirty needles or medical equipment every day, or perhaps in a long term committed relationship with someone who was poz, with condoms and safer sex available it would seem the remedy is worse than the risk. A morning after pill might be more useful.
#2 Jul 16, 2012
Oh shoot, I forgot, prostitutes and porn stars, well the top porn stars might be able to afford it.
Since: May 12
#3 Jul 17, 2012
They do a type of after pill, an anti-viral thing to be taken over days with no guarantee of working only of puking. Yep, improving that would be good.
All medicines start out with restricted availability and expensive then decrease price and become more common in time.
I wonder what awful side-effects it has and what hazardous long-term side-effects it has on health, whether it is worth it. Also wonder what happened to the work on a vaccine which was supposed to be here at any moment.
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