Pre-exposure prophylaxis, more commonly called PrEP, is a daily pill regimen that, if taken consistently, can protect users from contracting HIV from sex or from used needles. George Raya, 66, started using Truvada, the drug associated with the procedure, last year. Having seen many of his friends die during the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco, he’s a big proponent of prevention.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, more commonly called PrEP, is a daily pill regimen that, if taken consistently, can protect users from contracting HIV from sex or from used needles. George Raya, 66, started using Truvada, the drug associated with the procedure, last year. Having seen many of his friends die during the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco, he’s a big proponent of prevention. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, more commonly called PrEP, is a daily pill regimen that, if taken consistently, can protect users from contracting HIV from sex or from used needles. George Raya, 66, started using Truvada, the drug associated with the procedure, last year. Having seen many of his friends die during the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco, he’s a big proponent of prevention. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com

Doctors, activists push for new PrEP treatment to prevent HIV spread

February 02, 2016 4:01 PM

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