Humanosphere
2:58 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

The Seattle science that led to FDA approval of HIV-prevention drug

The FDA today approved the first drug, known as Truvada, for preventing HIV in people at high risk of infection due to ‘discordance’ – science lingo for being HIV negative but having a sex partner who is HIV positive.

Seattle scientists played a critical role in demonstrating the drug’s effectiveness in Kenya and Uganda studies.

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