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Truvada for HIV PrEP - Gilead Blue Pills

Truvada for HIV PrEP - Gilead Blue Pills

Truvada for PrEP, an HIV antiretroviral drug taken by HIV-negative persons in at-risk communities like people in relationships with partners who are HIV-positive or have an unknown status, to prevent an HIV infection. Taken daily, it can be about 99% effective in combination with safe sex practices. The medication is patented by the pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences, and contains emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, HIV nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors. In other words, the drug works to stop the virus from making copies of itself in CD4+ T helper white blood cells, allowing the human immune system to eliminate the virus. The retail cost of the drug is about USD $2,000 per month, though insurance and co-pay assistance programs, some patients can obtain the medicine for free.

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Photo taken on 25 July 2019 (© Tony Webster / Flickr)

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