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US officials insist PrEP research 'imperative,' despite halted Truvada study in women

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Just six months after researchers revealed stunningly positive results in a study testing a pre-exposure prophylactic (PrEP) dose of Gilead's Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) in preventing HIV infection in gay men, another trial testing the drug in women, known as FEM-PrEP, was prematurely halted after an independent data monitoring committee determined efficacy was highly unlikely to be reached, even if the study continued to its originally planned conclusion.






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