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My Birthday Wish: Wider Use of PreP to Help End New HIV Infections

01.22.2015 by Glen Lubbert

One of the keys to getting to zero new HIV infections in the US is the use of PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), a relatively new approach using the HIV medicine Truvada that is up to 99% effective at preventing the transmission of HIV in men, women and transgenders.
The FDA approved it and the Center For Disease Control (CDC) recommends it as 50,000 people in the US are getting infected with HIV each year. Seems like a no-brainer, but with anything new, change is a process, even when it can prevent a life-threatening disease.
Start with the stigma that by taking… Read the rest

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