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Inside the Fight to Make a Revolutionary HIV Medication Widely Available

Published: 21/09/2016

HIV isn’t selective in those it infects. In 2014, 6,151 people were diagnosed with HIV in the UK, all of varying genders, sexualities, and ethnicities. The disease doesn’t target specific social groups, though there are those more susceptible to transmission—gay men, trans people, sex workers, and black women of African descent representing a few of those at a higher risk. PrEP is a way of preventing HIV transmission by taking a daily drug—usually Truvada—on an ongoing basis before sex; it represents the best opportunity yet to reduce new infections across all vulnerable groups. But to many, it is simply for gay men who want to have bareback sex.

 

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