The US Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to make Gilead Sciences Inc's Truvada pills the first drug to be approved for use in healthy people as a mode of preventing them from becoming infected with HIV.
Truvada has been used in 2004 in treating AIDS but recent studies have found that it could be used to prevent healthy people from being infected with HIV.
AdvertisementThe FDA acknowledged that the drug was safe and effective in preventing HIV infection and a panel of FDA advisors will be meeting on Thursday to vote whether the drug should be approved as a preventive measure for AIDS.
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