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NEJM Study: Truvada Cut HIV Risk by 44%

Gilead Seeking FDA Nod for Tibotec-Partnered HIV Combo

By Donna Young

Wednesday, November 24, 2010
WASHINGTON – On the same day that Gilead Sciences Inc. revealed it had submitted a new drug application to the FDA to market a single combination pill of Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) plus Tibotec Pharmaceuticals Ltd.'s TMC278 (rilpivirine hydrochloride) as a treatment for HIV-1 infection in adults, researchers reported results showing that a daily pre-exposure prophylactic (PrEP) dose of Truvada cut the risk of HIV infection by 44 percent. (BioWorld Today)

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