HIV-fighting pill stirs surprising controversy among gays

December 13, 2014 4:31 PM

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Truvada, the pill which, taken daily, can protect against HIV, has been federally approved but does not appear to be widely used yet. It has stirred a surprising debate in the gay community, with some calling it a “party drug” that people will not take consistently.

LOS ANGELES — It would have seemed the stuff of fantasy in the dark days of the 1980s, when an AIDS diagnosis was tantamount to a death sentence: a pill, taken daily, that could protect against HIV infection.

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