8 things you didn’t know about Truvada

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SAN ANSELMO, CA - NOVEMBER 23: A bottle of antiretroviral drug Truvada is displayed at Jack's Pharmacy on November 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. A study published by the New England Journal of Medicine showed that men who took the daily antiretroviral pill Truvada significantly reduced their risk of contracting HIV. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SAN ANSELMO, CA – NOVEMBER 23: A bottle of antiretroviral drug Truvada is displayed at Jack’s Pharmacy on November 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. A study published by the New England Journal of Medicine showed that men who took the daily antiretroviral pill Truvada significantly reduced their risk of contracting HIV. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.

Related: Anti-HIV treatment – let’s get the facts right


1. Truvada has been used to treat HIV for a decade
Read 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

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