WHO endorses use of HIV medicines for prevention

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The World Health Organization has endorsed using HIV medicines among people who do not have the infection but are at high risk of getting it, and suggested that poor and wealthy countries alike set up pilot projects to better understand the benefits. The United Nations agency made its suggestion on Friday, four days after U.S. regulators approved use of Gilead Sciences Inc’s Truvada for people who are not infected but may engage in sexual activity with HIV-positive partners. The concept is known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). …
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