In this week’s news: FDA panel recommends approving Truvada for PrEP, U.K. government strongly supports Open Access and enlists Wikipedia co-founder, a study on implementing flash-heating breast milk to avoid mother-to-child-transmission, discussion on over-the-counter HIV test, UNAIDS' "Believe it. Do it." campaign.
FDA advisory panel decision on Truvada as PrEP – The FDA’s Antiviral Drugs Advisory Committee (ADAC) voted by a majority in favor of recommending Truvada as PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). This was covered widely, selected stories can be found here, here, here and here.
Over-the-counter HIV test for home use? – The Food and Drug Administration sees both benefits and risks as it considers approval of the first over-the-counter HIV test that would allow consumers to quickly test themselves for the virus at home. Two interesting stories: here and here.