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No Easy Feat: Promoting the PrEP Pill for HIV Prevention Among Latinos

    Louis Arevalo holds his Truvada pills at his home in Los Angeles, California on July 17, 2015. The drug Truvada, used to halt HIV infection, has been shown to be over 90 percent effective when used correctly. (Credit: Heidi de Marco/KHN)
    Louis Arevalo holds his Truvada pills at his home in Los Angeles, California on July 17, 2015. The drug Truvada, used to halt HIV infection, has been shown to be over 90 percent effective when used correctly.
    Heidi de Marco/KHN
    AltaMed is conducting HIV prevention outreach at several Latino gay bars in the Los Angeles area. Latinos make up about 21 percent of new infections nationally, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Credit: Heidi de Marco/KHN)
    AltaMed is conducting HIV prevention outreach at several Latino gay bars in the Los Angeles area. Latinos make up about 21 percent of new infections nationally, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    Heidi de Marco/KHN
    In California, health workers are trying to get more high-risk Latino men to use the drug, Truvada. AltaMed Health Services offered free HIV tests at The New Jalisco Bar in downtown Los Angeles on July 10, 2015. (Credit: Heidi de Marco/KHN)
    In California, health workers are trying to get more high-risk Latino men to use the drug, Truvada. AltaMed Health Services offered free HIV tests at The New Jalisco Bar in downtown Los Angeles on July 10, 2015.
    Heidi de Marco/KHN
    Erik Quezada, 35, says he has heard Truvada is like the birth-control pill for gay people. Quezada, a counselor at a Los Angeles high school, says he's not sure he would sign up for it. (Credit: Heidi de Marco/KHN)
    Erik Quezada, 35, says he has heard Truvada is like the birth-control pill for gay people. Quezada, a counselor at a Los Angeles high school, says he's not sure he would sign up for it.
    Heidi de Marco/KHN
    Louis Arevalo, 27, says he decided to go on the medication last month after getting scared when a condom broke. The college student from Los Angeles says he uses the pill as an extra layer of protection. (Credit: Heidi de Marco/KHN)
    Louis Arevalo, 27, says he decided to go on the medication last month after getting scared when a condom broke. The college student from Los Angeles says he uses the pill as an extra layer of protection.
    Heidi de Marco/KHN

    Anna Gorman

    Kaiser Health News