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A new form of PrEP could allow patients to stop taking daily pills Every year almost 38,000 Americans are diagnosed with HIV. In 2012, the Food and Drug Administration approved groundbreaking medication known as PrEP, or preexposure prophylaxis, that if taken daily is up to 99% effective in lowering the risk of sexually transmitting HIV. Now, new research shows that…

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Four months into the global COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus, people living with HIV continue to ask about their risk for acquiring the virus and developing severe illness. Reports to date from various cities indicate that people with HIV are not testing positive for the coronavirus at high rates, and most of those who have are doing well.…

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Lots of people have been lonely and sexually frustrated during lock down, but social distancing is having a positive effect on HIV infection rates. According to 56 Dean Street – one of the leading sexual health clinics in Europe – HIV transmissions have plummeted over the past few weeks. In an online statement, it said that ‘Covid-19 presents a once-in-a-generation…

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According to HealthDay News researchers have reformulated an HIV medication into a version they hope can eventually be taken once a year. The work is only in the early stages, having been studied in lab animals. But the goal is to create an HIV drug that can be injected annually -- offering protection from infection or control of the virus in people…

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