Lawmaker pushes to make new HIV prevention drug more available

September 19, 2014 2:44 AM

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Taken daily, Truvada - manufactured by Gilead Sciences of Foster City - is said to provide up to 99 percent protection against HIV transmission.

The retail price for a month's supply can range as high as $2,000. While it doesn't protect against other sexually transmitted diseases, users that can afford it through insurance say it provides peace of mind that's priceless.

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