Now Is the Time to Scale Up PrEP in Los Angeles

December 1, 2014 6:47 PM

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A revolution is underway in HIV prevention, and for the first time since the start of the AIDS epidemic in 1981, many in the HIV/AIDS community, including medical providers and health officials, say that an end to AIDS could be in sight.

The revolution is called PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis. It refers to the use of a well-established HIV anti-retroviral drug, Truvada, to prevent new infections in HIV-negative individuals exposed to the virus through sexual contact.

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