On PBS NewsHour Weekend Sunday, we travel to San Francisco, where city public health officials have set an ambitious goal, called “Getting to Zero,” to eliminate new HIV infections. One of the main pillars of the plan relies on use of the antiretroviral drug Truvada.
Truvada can be used for what is called “PrEP,” short for “pre-exposure prophylaxis,” the controversial practice of using antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV infection.
1. Truvada has been used to treat HIV for a decadeRead on to learn 8 things you may not know about Truvada.
Truvada is a combination of two medicines, emtricitabine and tenofovir. It has been used for ten years as part of a drug regimen that suppresses HIV in people already suffering from the virus. Continue reading