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The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection before engaging in sex or other risky conduct, the latest milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.
"It's been most effective in people who are at very high risk and are able to take the drug on a regular basis," said Dr. Giordano, who served on the FDA panel that recommended approving the drug. "When you really boil it down, that's going to be a relatively focused population, but it's an important population to treat."
Dr. Thomas Giordano of Baylor College of Medicine said Monday the drug must be taken every day to be effective, and it would be most effective for a relatively small group of people.