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HIV prevention pill receives approval by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration approved Monday the first pill aimed at preventing HIV infections in healthy people who risk contracting the disease through unsafe sex.

The medication, Truvada, is the first drug shown to protect people from becoming ­infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. It is already used to treat HIV-positive ­patients.

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