The Next Condom Conundrum

Weinstein, Steve
February 2009
Advocate;2/10/2009, Issue 1023, p76
This article discusses the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in place of condoms by gay men as a method of preventing HIV infection. Antiretroviral drugs such as tenofovir, commonly known as Viread, are based on regimens given to populations possibly exposed to HIV, such as health care workers and rape victims. Several research studies are being conducted into the efficacy of PrEP, which is yet to be determined. Comments are included from Bill Stackhouse, director of the Institute for Gay Men's Health at Gay Men's Health Crisis in New York City.


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