Today is World AIDS Day and there is no better day to talk about the prevention of HIV than now. While the number of HIV infections has dropped 35 percent since 2000, and AIDS-related deaths have dropped 40 percent, these statistics could be even lower.
The FDA has approved a drug to help prevent high-risk people from contracting the HIV virus. The drug, which is called Truvada, is meant to be used by people who engage in sexual activity with HIV infected partners, BBC News reports.
In a move that could lead to a new milestone in the worldwide AIDS epidemic, an advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration has for the first time backed a drug to prevent HIV infection in healthy people.