Monthly Archives: January 2018

Florida Health Officials will offer PrEP for Free in 2018

Florida health officials say the department plans to offer HIV prevention drug PrEP for free throughout the state by the end of 2018.¬†Florida’s rate of new HIV diagnoses is more than double the national average, and health officials are taking a big step forward in tackling the crisis by offering PrEP for free. Truvada is the brand name of the drug combination most commonly known as PrEP, which prevents HIV infection in high risk people. Taking PrEP daily...

Researchers Develop New Drug that May Allow Weekly HIV Treatment

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a capsule that can deliver a week’s worth of HIV drugs in a single dose.¬† Researchers say that replacing daily pills with a weekly regimen could help patients stick more closely to the strict dosing schedule necessary to successfully combat the virus. The new capsule is designed so that patients can take it just once a week, and the drug will time-release gradually throughout the week. This type...