New hope in Aids war


Anso Thom Health-e News Service South African HIV clinicians have welcomed an announcement that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US has approved the use of an antiretroviral drug by sexually-active HIV-negative men and women as a way of reducing the risk of HIV infection in adults. The debate around the use of ARVs as prevention surfaced several years ago with a number of studies showing it to be effective and safe. In what has been described as possibly a major turning point, the FDA announced this week that it had approved the use of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/ emtricitabine (TDF/FTC), also known as Truvada, in HIV prevention. TDF/FTC has been used to treat HIV infection…

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Twickenham Studios saved for film

Twickenham Film Studios is saved after its new owner promised to continue making films at the site.