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Gilead Seeks FDA Approval for Truvada PrEP

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Mitch

Finally, regarding a "successful arguement", I don't know how much more success you want. By your own admission, people are already using this application. FDA approval will only allow Gilead to continue their monopoly and outrageous rate hikes, charging 1000 times the cost of production and increasing costs every year. If that doesn't "endanger HIV treatment", I don't know what the h**l you will admit does.

December 29, 2011

Mitch

btw, stop pretending that this is any form of "hiv prevention". This drug doesn't have practical, probable applications for anyone's prevention. You've repeatedly displayed a tendency to villify people who disagree as "against prevention", or "against sex" when the reality is we're just against recklessness that takes drugs out of the mouths of the needy. I know you want to bareback without guilt, but this drug isn't the answer. Tear up the check from Gilead, wake up and think!

December 29, 2011

Mitch

It has been explained to you that while truvada is not technically "uranium", intellectual property laws have turned it into a finite resource. Stop pretending that you're fighting for sex or prevention or whatever, as anyone who thinks about the real world application of this drug immediately realizes its just going to be a weekend party pill for the rich. Throw in the probability of resistance and increased infections, along with denial of meds to those most in need, and prep is pure evil.

December 29, 2011

Jeton Ademaj

Mitch, the role of embittered obstructionist is already filled by Larry Kramer and others. PrEP does not endanger any other form of HIV treatment or prevention, n no one has yet successfully argued otherwise...u have all only displayed ur biases n false assumptions. Truvada isnt a finite resource n HIV- people should use every means they choose to prevent HIV infection...including using HIV medications. if ur upset about lack of funding for treatment, fight FOR that...not AGAINST HIV-prevention!

December 27, 2011 Harlem, NYC

Mitch

Be sure to tell the next HIV+ they're being "sanctimonious" when they start wondering why they don't have meds, Jeton. While you're at it, you'd better start that adherence counseling yourself, since there is no reason to think it'll go better for prep users than anyone else. "Finally a new era"? I don't know what libertarian fantasy you live in, but everything old is new again- We die, they make money.

December 24, 2011

Bill M

and, of course they will seek an extension for their patent expiration date (2017/2021) since this is a "new use." C'est la guerre.

December 22, 2011 Dayton

Jeton Ademaj

Good. let the arsenal of weapons one can use to prevent HIV infection expand. I hope the FDA can see past the misguided sexual sanctimony of Michael Weinstein and some of the POZ bloggers. the very most important thing that can accompany PrEP is adherence counseling and regular bloodwork...with an emphasis on how HIV will evolve and become immune when meds r taken inconsistently...that science is often poorly explained in adherence counseling for HIV+ people as it is. finally, a different era.

December 16, 2011 Harlem, NYC

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