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What You Need to Know About Truvada for HIV Treatment and Prevention

Down-to-earth info you need about Truvada, both as a part of HIV treatment regimens and HIV prevention (PrEP).

By David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H.
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
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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
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.
selective focus image of Gilead Truvada for PrEP
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
Transgender Day of Remembrance
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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
Targeted Truvada ads
News Analysis

Those Truvada Lawsuit Ads You See Everywhere May Hinder Public Health Efforts

Personal injury lawsuit ads targeting social media have become daily sightings. But are they doing more harm than good?

By Mathew Rodriguez
 U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks at the National Action Network's annual convention, April 5, 2019 in New York City.
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Kamala Harris Announces New Bill to Expand PrEP Access

The PrEP Access and Coverage Act would guarantee insurance coverage for PrEP and fund PrEP for the uninsured.

By Mathew Rodriguez