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Bay Area drug maker seeks first-ever approval for drug to prevent HIV
Inside Bay Area

In a significant milestone in the battle against AIDS, Gilead Sciences (GILD) of Foster City on Thursday asked the government to make one of its drugs the world’s first approved medication to help prevent the spread of HIV, the virus that can lead to the deadly disease. Studies of the drug have shown it sharply reduces the risk of HIV infection in those who don’t have the AIDS virus but who often engage in risky practices that lead to the disease.

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