Existing HIV Treatment Drug May Be Useful In HIV Prevention

December 20, 2015 7:34 PM

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Existing HIV Treatment Drug May Be Useful In HIV Prevention

A drug originally used in the treatment of HIV-positive patients is now being used as part of a plan to help prevent the spread of the infection.

A program called PrEP, an acronym for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is being used by some doctors to help people who are at risk of contracting HIV from becoming infected. Using the drug Truvada, patients are better able to prevent the infection.

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