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UCSD studies HIV prevention drug

UC San Diego researchers are among three teams who will undertake a four-year study looking at the effectiveness of an HIV prevention drug and strategies for encouraging high-risk people to take it.

HIV Prevention Pill Cost-Effective for High-Risk Men: Study

TUESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) — A once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection could significantly reduce the spread of the AIDS-causing virus, but would only be cost-effective if limited to men at very high risk for HIV infection, according to a new study.

Anti-AIDS pill makes cash sense for some gays: study

Anti-AIDS pill makes cash sense for some gays: studyGay men who have five or more sex partners per year are part of a high-risk group that could benefit from a daily pill to ward off HIV, said a cost-benefit analysis by US researchers on Monday.

HIV Raises Anal Cancer Risk in Women, Study Says

MONDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) — Women with HIV are at increased risk for anal cancer, a new study finds.

Using AIDS drugs to prevent infection: a bargain?

School children make an AIDS logo at a school in ChandigarhCHICAGO (Reuters) – Giving an AIDS-fighting drug to men who are at high risk of HIV infection would cost billions, but it might be worth it terms of reducing infection rates, U.S. researchers said on Monday. Since 2010, when a landmark study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that giving a daily dose of Gilead Sciences' Truvada to men who have sex with men can reduce HIV infection rates by 44 percent, researchers have been trying to work out how to make this treatment approach financially feasible. …

Anti-AIDS pill makes cash sense for some gays: study

Truvada may be the most cost effective solution for gay men who have five or more sex partners per yearGay men who have five or more sex partners per year are part of a high-risk group that could benefit from a daily pill to ward off HIV, said a cost-benefit analysis by US researchers on Monday.

Bayer to pay at least $110 million in settlement: report

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Bayer has agreed to pay at least $110 million to settle the first 500 lawsuits over claims that its Yasmin group of birth-control pills caused blood clots, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing two people familiar with the agreement. Bayer had said in February that 170 Yasmin/Yaz cases in the U.S. had been settled out of court. A company spokeswoman said on Friday that Bayer would continue to consider settlements, declining to comment further. …

Family planning group sues over exclusion from Texas program

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to stop enforcement of a new Texas rule that excludes the family planning organization from a program that provides cancer screenings, birth control and other health services to low-income women in the state. The lawsuit filed by a group of Planned Parenthood clinics that do not provide abortions says the rule is unconstitutional and that it will lead to tens of thousands of women being unable to get preventive healthcare from their chosen provider. …

FDA details blood clot risk on birth control pills

Federal health regulators said Tuesday they are adding labeling to Yaz and other newer birth control pills emphasizing that the drugs may be more likely to cause blood clots than older contraceptive pills.

US adds more on clot risk to some birth control pills

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. health regulators are adding information to the labels on a popular class of birth control pills that includes Bayer AG's Yaz and Yasmin, to show they may raise the risk of blood clots. All common birth control pills increase a woman's chances of getting potentially fatal blood clots. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday that some studies showed the danger may be even higher for more recent pills that contain the compound drospirenone, a synthetic hormone. …

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