Prevention Pill Cuts HIV Risk For Injecting Drug Users A once-a-day pill has been proven to lower the risk of getting HIV among needle-using drug addicts, just as it does among heterosexual couples and men who have sex with men. Among 2,400 injecting drug users in Bangkok, those assigned to take a daily dose of an antiviral drug Viread, or tenofovir generically, had half the risk of getting HIV over a four-year period as those who took a placebo pill.
June 13, 2013 - KERA North Texas
Mike Leavitt in Consumer Affairs Having a stockpile of antiviral drugs is an important part of our pandemic influenza preparedness plan,Leavitt said. "These purchases are a continuation of our aggressive multi-pronged approach to a potentially critical public health...
York Chow in Reuters If there are many patients, we will have designated clinics that will perform checkups and monitor them and administer antiviral drugs (Tamiflu) if needed. We will require them to be quarantined at home,health secretary York Chow said.