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CDC Recommends Truvada for HIV Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wednesday announced new clinical guidelines that recommend anyone who is at an elevated risk for contracting HIV use the drug Truvada as a preventive measure to help protect themselves from being infected with the virus, which can cause AIDS.

The federal health agency recommended the use of Truvada,, an antiretroviral medication that is also used to treat HIV, as a form of pre-exposure prophylaxis, of PrEP, for gay and bisexual men who have sex without condoms, anyone who regularly has sex with partners who are HIV-positive, intravenous drug users or anyone who shares needles, and heterosexuals partnered with high-risk individuals, including IV drug users and bisexual men who have sex without condoms. Full story here via the Advocate!

WGB: Great recommendation BUT is it covered by health insurance or available in clinics? If not, does anyone know how expensive it is? If people can’t afford it, all the “recommendations” in the world won’t help. Anyone who is in the know, please help me out with some answers that I can pass along to my readers.
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