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Will Recent Gilead Patent Concessions on Truvada Lower PrEP Prices?

Activists say this relatively small giveaway won't advance PrEP access or help end HIV in the U.S. the way a true price reduction would.

By Tim Murphy

Doctors Aren't Offering Young People PrEP. That Has to Change.

For LGBT Health Awareness Week, educator Tyunique Nelson argues that PrEP education and access for youth have to be a top priority.

By Tyunique Nelson

A Cheaper Alternative to Truvada Is Hitting the Market: Here's Why It Might Not Lower Costs

Barring the unlikely event that a U.S. entity puts time and money into comparative trials, Cimduo can't cut into the PrEP portion of the Truvada market.

By Tim Murphy

Surprise FDA Approval of Generic Truvada Is a 'Wakeup Call' for Activists

The surprise approval of generic Truvada (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 9 left patients, advocates and doctors scrambling to understand exactly when the generic will become ava...

By Sony Salzman

San Francisco Public Official Scott Wiener Announces He Is on Truvada for HIV Prevention

The first public official to come out as being on PrEP is from San Francisco, and he wants to erase the stigma associated with the prevention pill.

By Josh Kruger

Truvada for PrEP: How an HIV Treatment Drug Can Protect Against the Virus

The incidence of new HIV infections has remained stable since the mid-1990s at a rate of approximately 50,000 per year. Among those newly infected, African Americans, Latinos, and gay and bisexual men of all races and ethnicities remain disproportion...

By Heather Free, Pharm.D., and Joni Chang for Positively Aware

A Gay Man Discusses His Decision to Begin PrEP -- Part Three

Len Tooley is an HIV-negative gay guy who is on pre-exposure prophylaxis. In this third of three interviews with, he responds to critics of negative guys who think PrEP is right for them.

Len Tooley is a relatively young, HIV-negati...

By John McCullagh for

A Gay Man Discusses His Decision to Begin PrEP -- Part Two

Len Tooley, an HIV-negative guy on pre-exposure prophylaxis, works as a gay men's health promoter, HIV educator, tester and counsellor. In this second of three interviews, he talks about conversations with his doctor about PrEP and about being on it....

By John McCullagh for

A Gay Man Discusses His Decision to Begin PrEP -- Part One

While finding a PrEP approach that works for women remains a conundrum, among some gay men it's caught on quickly. But as Len Tooley explains, that doesn't mean the decision to start PrEP was easy -- nor is explaining his decision to others who may n...

By John McCullagh for

Truvada: Troubles Ahead? A Blog Entry by Dave R.

"This story about Truvada being used as a prevention tool just gives me the chills. It's as if they just haven't taken into account the foibles of human nature when it comes to doing what you're supposed to do."

By Dave R.