HIV http://wwno.org en FDA Approves First Drug To Prevent HIV Infection http://wwno.org/post/fda-approves-first-drug-prevent-hiv-infection The Food and Drug Administration has <a href="http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm311821.htm">given the first OK</a> for a drug to prevent HIV infection.<p>The daily pill <a href="http://www.truvada.com/pat100_about_truvada.aspx" data-bitly-type="bitly_hover_card">Truvada</a>, made by Gilead Sciences, combines two medicines that inhibit the reproduction of HIV. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 17:39:00 +0000 editor 15861 at http://wwno.org Is HIV Still A Death Sentence? Young People Weigh In http://wwno.org/post/hiv-still-death-sentence-young-people-weigh Think of this like a snapshot — a few perspectives of HIV-negative 20-somethings.<p>To start, we posted the following query on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/NPR">NPR's Facebook page</a>:<p>"Thirty years ago, a positive HIV status was considered a death sentence. As treatments for the disease have advanced over the past three decades, we're wondering how younger people view the disease today."<p>Hundreds of people e-mailed and commented with their reactions. We also gathered reactions from young folks we met on the street.<p><p>Sutton Resler is 25 years old and lives in Washington, D.C. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 07:25:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 15816 at http://wwno.org Treatment Gives HIV's Long-Term Survivors Hope, But Takes A Toll http://wwno.org/post/treatment-gives-hivs-long-term-survivors-hope-takes-toll Crystal Roberts-Lee has lived a tough life, and her HIV has, in some ways, been the least of her worries.<p>She was addicted to heroin and cocaine. Her daughter went to prison. A scorpion tattoo crawling across her neck marks the day her husband died from AIDS. Now, at 59, Roberts-Lee is the healthiest she has ever been.<p>"After I take my medicine, it's just a normal day for me," she says. "I go on with whatever I have to do. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 07:24:00 +0000 editor 15817 at http://wwno.org