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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.

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An Overview of Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

Brand Name: Truvada Other Name(s): FTC/TDF, emtricitabine/tenofovir DF Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors

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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...

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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.

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Treatment to Prevent HIV Infection (PrEP)

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What Is Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis? How Is PrEP Taken? Who Should Use PrEP? How Should People Using PrEP Be Monitored? What Are the Likely Side Effects? Does PrEP Have Risks? The Bottom Line For More Information

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Truvada (Tenofovir + Emtricitabine)

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What Is Truvada? Who Should Take Truvada? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Truvada Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Truvada React With Other Drugs?

What Is Truvada?

Truvada is a pill that contains two drugs ...

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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...

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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 PositiveLite.com, he responds to critics of negative guys who think PrEP is right for them.

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

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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....

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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...