Houston advocates believe positives outweigh drug's drawbacks
The Food and Drug Administration is considering a final decision of a breakthrough drug to prevent HIV. If approved, for the first time a medicine would be used to prevent people from contracting the virus that causes AIDS.
"What the FDA is considering is that we might actually get to a place where we are ending HIV," said Nike Blue, director of preventive services with AIDS Foundation Houston.
Yes, Blue said ending HIV.
The drug is named Truvada. It's made by Gilead Sciences.
Blue said he believes Truvada could be a game-changer in keeping healthy people from contracting HIV and the misery of AIDS.
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