Shah Congratulates Researchers On PrEP Findings
In statement released Thursday, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah said, "I congratulate the Partners PrEP and CDC TDF2 teams on their study findings demonstrating that PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and HIV medication when taken orally, once a day is highly effective in preventing HIV in heterosexual men and women. The next step is to determine how these scientific findings can be put to use in real world settings." Through PEPFAR and President Obama's Global Health Initiative (GHI), USAID "is committed to strengthening the response to HIV and will continue to support critical research programs that examine novel approaches to protecting men and women from infection" (7/14).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.