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Descovy (Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Alafenamide)

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Chapter One

Starting HIV Treatment: 7 Important Questions and Answers

When it comes to taking HIV medications, you may have a ton of questions: When’s the best time to start? What are the best meds to start with? Do I really need to be on meds at all? We’re here to answer those questions and put your mind at ease.

By Myles Helfand
PrEP
Reference

10 Questions and Answers About PrEP, the HIV Prevention Pill

We break down the no-BS basics on how PrEP works, how often you need to take it, what the side effects are, and how to know whether it's right for you.

By Sony Salzman
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Features

Can Bernie Sanders End the HIV Epidemic?

“If what [Republicans] describe as socialism is the best path to achieve the end of the HIV epidemic, then we ourselves cannot dismiss the Sanders campaign with the same zeal,” activist Brian Gaither writes.

By Brian Gaither
White bottle of medication on blue background.
Q&A

Truvada vs. Descovy: Which Is Better for PrEP?

All over the U.S., people taking PrEP are being urged to go with Descovy instead of Truvada. Our HIV prevention expert answers the question: Is it worthwhile to make the switch?

By Damon L. Jacobs, L.M.F.T.
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News Analysis

The Government's Free PrEP Isn't (Necessarily) Free

Ready, Set, PrEP expands access to pre-exposure prophylaxis meds, but it doesn't cover other costs.

By Larry Buhl
F/TAF for PrEP photo illo
Features

And Then There Were Two: FTC/TAF Is Also PrEP

Given similar efficacy and the renal and bone benefits, TAF/FTC should be favored over TDF/FTC. But as David Wohl, M.D., explains, the reality isn't so simple.

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.
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News

Many Brave the Cold Winds for New York City's 20th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance

"Let these names burn in your heart to fuel your desire to live."

By Tim Murphy
Truvada HIV PrEP Drug - Blue Gilead Sciences Pills
News Analysis

Descovy and Truvada Are Both Available for PrEP. But What's the Difference?

As Gilead pressures health care providers to switch to the newer drug, here's some information to make sure you can make the best decision for your health.

By Larry Buhl
Gilead Sciences headquarters in the Silicon Valley, Foster City, California
News Analysis

Much Ado About Descovy

While many celebrated the FDA approval of Descovy for PrEP earlier this month, advocates wonder whether it will make biomedical HIV prevention more or less accessible to those most in need.

By Larry Buhl