HIV/AIDS: Generation Truvada

A generational divide in the debate over pre-exposure prophylaxis (PREP) plays out in this video, part of which was shot in a San Francisco club. 20-somethings who are self-proclaimed “Truvada whores” have great hope in this HIV-prevention pill. Meanwhile, men in their 40s who lived through the AIDS crisis are wary.

The drug Truvada could be 99% effective if taken every day. That’s a big if, opponents argue, focusing their criticism on the adherence issue.

As the debate over Truvada rages, many in the US and most in the developing world don’t have any choice because of the $1000-a month unsubsidized expense of taking the drug.

Al Jazeera (Video)

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