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NIH study shows HIV prevention drug safe for teen males

  • Published in Health

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have concluded that an HIV prevention drug commonly used by adults appears to be safe for adolescent males aged 15 to 17.

The study examined the safety and effectiveness of Truvada, a Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis drug designed to preventively reduce the risk of an HIV infection.

"This is the first study on the safety and implementation of PrEP among adolescent men who have sex with men," said Dr. Bill Kapogiannis, one of the authors of the study and a researcher at NIH's National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. "It demonstrates that adolescents who are at risk for HIV and are thus likely to benefit from PrEP can be successful at participating in biomedical HIV prevention research," he added.

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Cleaves sentenced for spreading HIV virus

  • Published in Local

danielcleavesROCKVILLE – On Monday 28-year-old Daniel Cleaves of Richmond, Va. – who county police charged with knowingly transferring HIV to another person – received a sentence of five years probation and 18 months of jail time minus the 157 days he's already served.

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Man charged with knowingly spreading HIV

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daniel cleavesBETHESDA- Montgomery County Police have charged a Virginia man with seven counts of knowingly transferring HIV to another person. Police said Daniel Cleaves, a 28-year-old man from Richmond, Va., had unprotected sex seven times over the course of a weekend despite being aware of his HIV-positive status.

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