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I really hate blogging on non-published information, but for the second time in as many weeks, we have had interesting information come out of CROI.  This bit of news isnt as exciting. It pretty much confirms my annoyed Debbie Downer stance on using antiretrovirals in non-infected individuals as a means to prevent HIV infection (thats…

So some panel at the FDA just approved this antiretroviral drug, Truvada– they say its okay to prescribe this drug for HIV negative people to keep them from getting HIV. Im going to this news the nicest way possible: I think there were a lot of MDs, and very few PhDs, on this FDA review…

The Pill for HIV: A bad idea, actually

Conceptually, having something like The Pill anyone could take every day to prevent HIV-1 infections would be a good idea. Take some kind of preventative antretrovirals when you are sexually active and feel you are ‘at risk’, maybe prevent some new HIV-1 infections. We had hopes that an antiretroviral drug Tenofovir would work in precisely…

The Pill for HIV-1: Never mind

Remember this? Never mind. AIDS prevention pill study halted; no benefit seen

The Pill for HIV-1

An interesting paper on HIV-1 prevention came out while I was on my Grand Adventure: Preexposure Chemoprophylaxis for HIV Prevention in Men Who Have Sex with Men Quick summary: They used an antiretroviral, Truvada, as a prophylactic drug. That is, you take this antiretroviral every day in the hopes of preventing infection as opposed to…

Updates on the past few posts:

I have a some updates on a few stories I covered the past couple of weeks: Some people who proclaim to have ‘chronic fatigue syndrome’ show everyone just how NOT CRAZY they are… by transcribing my entire interview with Conspiracy Skeptic by hand (they cant hold a job you see– ‘brain fog’) and comparing me…