HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus which can cause AIDS by attacking white blood cells called CD4 cells that can damage the human immune system that ultimately could not survive the disruption, although the disease is very mild.
The HIV virus attacks the CD4 cells and turn it into a breeding ground of new HIV virus and damage it so it can not be used anymore. White blood cells is necessary for the immune system.While the disease Aids (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a disease caused by the HIV virus that attacks the human body's defense system in other words, it attacks the immune system that causes decreased immunity to the very low level.
U.S. health panel for the first time support the use of HIV prevention drug to healthy people.
Panel recommends U.S. regulators to approve a daily pill, Truvada, to be used by healthy people who are considered at high risk of the virus that causes AIDS. Previously a number of health workers and community groups are active in refusing HIV drugs. The rejection was based on the consideration that the user will get a false sense of security and fears of the emergence of a new type of HIV drug resistance.
On the other hand, those who support the Truvada reasoned that the use of the drug solely for HIV prevention efforts. That effort was not to be used as a single effort of prevention, because other efforts continue to run as a safe sex campaign, use of protective equipment, and routine testing.
Truvada long as it's used for people with HIV and drug use in conjunction with anti-retroviral drugs. Results of the study in 2010 showed that Truvada, a drug made by Gilead Sciences, based in California, can reduce HIV risk in healthy homosexual men and also for HIV among heterosexual HIV-negative but have positive partners, between 44 percent to 73 percent.
Food and drug watchdog U.S. FDA panel will consider the proposal and is expected to make a final decision on 15 June.