Gilead’s Descovy® Approved by FDA to Prevent HIV Infection

Oct. 3, 2019, 7:04 PM

Gilead says that the FDA has approved Descovy, as a pre-exposure prophylaxis to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV-1 infection from sex.

  • FDA approves sNDA for Descovy under a priority review designation, becoming second drug to prevent HIV infection
  • Efficacy of Descovy for PrEP were evaluated in randomized, double-blind multinational trial in 5,387 HIV-negative men and transgender women who have sex with men and were at risk of HIV-1 infection
  • Trial showed that Descovy was similar to Truvada in reducing risk of acquiring HIV-1 infection
  • Gilead CEO Daniel O’Day says Descovy matches Truvada’s “high efficacy with statistically significant improvements in ...

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