The battle against the global pandemic HIV won another victory for humanity against the dreaded disease, thanks in no small part to the efforts of scientists and pharmaceutical companies. Since 2004, Gilead Sciences has marketed its pill Truvada as an HIV-fighting medication that has extended and improved the life of thousands of people with HIV. However, it may be more beneficial to healthy people than to the sick. The Food and Drug Administration has approved Truvada as an HIV prevention medication. According to research, Truvada helps prevent the spread of HIV from a sick partner to a healthy one.
While that’s not a cure for HIV, it is one of the most successful pills to prevent HIV spread that has come onto the market. According to the FDA, research has shown that Truvada can reduce the spread of HIV by up to 75 percent in heterosexual couples in which one partner is not infected, and 42 percent among gay male couples in a similar state. That’s not quite a cure, but it’s something to keep HIV managed until stem cell therapy can officially eliminate the disease.
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