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daily pill to prevent HIV

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by flutterby, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. flutterby

    flutterby Active Member

    "A promising HIV prevention drug is drawing criticism for potentially undermining condom use and safe-sex practices.

    With pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, people without HIV but at substantial risk of infection can take a pill on a daily basis, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. It is sold under the brand name Truvada.

    The pill contains two medicines that prevent HIV from replicating in the body. When taken consistently, it’s been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are at high risk by more than 90 per cent."


    "In Canada, PrEP isn’t approved for prevention, but doctors can prescribe it off-label. It costs about $900 a month and isn’t covered by all drug plans"

    So lets compare the price of taking this pill everyday and buying condoms.....

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