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Truvada Helps Couple Cope With Reality of Love and HIV

May 23, 2012

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended last week that the HIV treatment Truvada be approved as an HIV prevention tool. Some doctors already have been prescribing the drug off-label to uninfected partners in couples where only one person has HIV. The new recommendation gives such couples hope of obtaining the medication more easily.

"When Wes became positive, it was a strain for both of us," said Nick Literski of his partner's 2009 diagnosis. "It's actually very common for people to break off their relationship when one partner contracts HIV."

"Condoms don't always work. Sometimes they break," said Wes Tibbett, Literski's partner of six years. "If we're intimate and I have an accident, I'm not as worried for Nick."

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Comment by: A (LA) Fri., Sep. 27, 2013 at 10:20 pm EDT
Travada doesn't always work either. I found out the hard way.
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