A resisted pill to prevent HIV

Posted on 31 Dec 2013 at 9:42am
NY Times HIV

Damon Jacobs, a New York psychotherapist, began taking Truvada after a breakup. He said he was not using a condom as consistently as he had been, “and that scared me greatly.”

SAN FRANCISCO — Over a cup of tea at a downtown Starbucks, Michael Rubio recalled how four friends became H.I.V. positive through unprotected sex, all within a year. The news shocked Mr. Rubio, a 28-year-old gay man, into trying a controversial new form of H.I.V. prevention: a daily pill that studies show is highly effective in protecting people from infection.

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