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Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

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

What I...

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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...

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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."

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Mixed-Status Couples

Truvada Helps Couple Cope With Reality of Love and HIV

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended last week that the HIV treatment Truvada be approved as an HIV prevention tool. Some doctors already have been prescribing the drug off-label to uninfected partners in couples where only one p...

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Truvada

Brand name: Truvada

Generic name: emtricitabine/tenofovir, or FTC/TDF

Class: Nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor (nucleoside/nucleotide, NRTI, or nuke) -- fixed dose combination

Manufacturer: Gilead Sciences, Inc., www.gilead.com...