Truvada


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Tru·va·da

 (tro͞o-vä′də)
A trademark for a drug consisting of a combination of emtricitabine and a prodrug of tenofovir.
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"The data clearly demonstrate that Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis is effective at reducing the risk of HIV infection acquired through sexual exposure."
The drug, Truvada, is aimed at those who are having, or may have, intercourse with HIV positive partners or by those who engage in high-risk sexual activity.
The pill, Truvada, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2004 for treating people infected with the AIDS virus and some doctors are already giving it to patients as a preventative measure against HIV.
On a negative note, Gilead's product concentration in Atripla and Truvada and the hefty price for Pharmasset's takeover are weaknesses, the rater said.
Gilead's Truvada, sold to subdue the AIDS-causing virus in those already infected, cut the risk of contracting HIV by 44%, according to findings published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Scientists discovered that daily doses of the combination drug Truvada cut the risk of gay and bisexual men catching HIV by almost 73%.
Scientists found that daily doses of the combination drug Truvada cut the risk of gay and bisexual men catching HIV by almost 73%.
Truvada or Viread are the medications used in the current PrEP trials.
The increase was driven primarily by the sales volume growth of Atripla and Truvada, as well as a favorable foreign currency exchange impact.
A combination of the two, Truvada, is already being used to control HIV infection and as a preventative prophylactic for healthcare workers and for mother-to-child transmission.
Other NRTi drugs on the market in this class include FTC (emtricitabine), Tenofovir and the combination (emtricitabine and Tenofovir) Truvada.
AIDS Treatment News: Recently the FDA approved two once-a-day fixed-dose combination pills--Epzicom (Ziagen plus Epivir) from GlaxoSmithKline, and Truvada (Viread plus Emtriva) from Gilead Sciences.