Stress Adherence in Patients Taking Truvada for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
More patients will use Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir) BEFORE HIV exposure...to reduce the risk of infection.
Truvada is now approved by Health Canada to prevent HIV infection in high-risk adults. But it's not a replacement for safe sex practices...it's an add-on.
Some experts worry that patients using Truvada will have a false sense of security and not use condoms. Other experts hail it as a major step in the fight against HIV.