Monthly Archives: September 2018

Monthly Shots could Replace Daily Pills for HIV Treatment and Prevention

New results are raising hopes for easing one challenge of living with HIV: the need to take daily pills for life, both to ward off HIV/AIDS and to lower the risk of transmitting the virus to others. Missing doses can also foster the emergence of HIV drug resistance, a danger both to the person receiving treatment and to entire populations. Now, a large-scale study has shown over 48 weeks that monthly injections of two long-acting anti-HIV drugs work just as...

HIV Prevention Pill Reaching More People who Need It

More than one in nine people worldwide who might benefit from a daily pill to minimize their risk of getting HIV are now taking this medicine, a research review suggests. PrEP is highly protective against HIV, but many people worldwide don’t get this pill because they aren’t aware of it or because it’s unavailable or unaffordable. It’s recommended for people at high risk for infection with HIV, including men who have sex with men, people who inject illegal drugs, and some people...