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HIV /AIDS CAN BE PREVENTED BY A PILL(TRUVADA)-HOW TRUE IS STATEMENT ?
HIV /AIDS CAN BE PREVENTED BY A PILL(TRUVADA)-HOW TRUE IS STATEMENT ?

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First time FDA in US approved a pill called Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV in Negative persons like Sex partners of HOmosexuals and Heterosexals ,New born orchildrens or relatives and family members living in close contact with HIV positive very much exposed to HIV patients.
This is a good tool as now A PILL HAS BEEN USED AS PRE EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXSIS DRUG OR MEDICINE BT IT did not lead HIV-negative people in a large study to take increased sexual risks, although there are caveats to these findings,
Reuters reports. Approved in 2012 as an HIV prevention tool that can reduce the risk of transmission by more than 90 percent if used correctly, the antiretroviral has remained controversial,and sparsely used, in no small part because of concerns that it will lead to what is known as risk compensation. This phenomenon takes place when an individual responds to an intervention that lowers the risk of a harm by in turn exposing him or herself to greater risk of that harm—in this case, by having more unprotected sex or having sex with greater numbers of partners, for example. Such increased risk-taking could in theory negate the benefit of PrEP and also lead to the spread of other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Researchers at the Gladstone Institutes, an affiliate of the University of California, San Francisco, built upon their three-year 2010 Global iPrEx clinical study of Truvada as PrEP. Publishing their findings in PLOS ONE, they re-examined data of the nearly 2,500 HIV-negative gay men and male-to-female transgender women in six countries who participated, looking specifically at those who reported believing that they were not in the half of the study taking the placebo and also that the drug was working. Theoretically,those who believed to be on an effective HIV prophylaxis therapy would be more inclined toward risk compensation, but the investigators did not find this to be the case. In fact, the group’s behavior trended toward safer-sex practices. The rates of new HIV infections dropped four-fold. Syphilis rates fell as well.
Therefore,It has been concluded that this drug cannot be taken as CONVENTIONAL PILL USE IT AT A TIME OF SEX AND THROW AS CONDOM but has to be taken daily over months after a good medical checkup whether this drug or any other ARV MEDICINES can be used as prophylaxsis and its long term use need monitoring these persons clinically and by other investigations to ascertain whether any complication developing in them as we monitor HIV patients and with it more stress to protection by use of condom,Avoiding sex with multiple parteners,personal sexual Hygeine and protection from Blood or other secretions is a must if only PILLS TAKEN AND MULTIPLE SEX WITHOUT SAFE PRECATIONS IS DONE THEN IT MAY NOT RESLT IN BENEFIT AT ALL.
SO CONDOM AND GOOD LIVING STYLE IS BEST METHOD TP PREVENT HIV AND OTHER STDs this pill is very helpful but should be taken with above precautions too.


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