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Protecting Younger Men

By Enid Vázquez

January/February 2013

Men can greatly reduce the risk of getting HIV by taking Truvada, but will the pills help teen boys and other young males from becoming infected? Project PrEPare seeks to find out how youth can take and benefit from Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Medication, condoms, lab work, and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are free, and financial compensation is provided. Clinical sites are located in Baltimore, Boston, Bronx, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Tampa, and Washington, D.C.

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