HIV Prevention Pill

There is now a pill approved to help protect you from sexually transmitted HIV Infection.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of a pill to help prevent HIV infection in uninfected, high-risk people.

This is a first.

The drug is called Truvada. It is taken daily for pre-exposure protection or in combination with safer sex practices.

Experts say, Truvada alone should not be used to prevent HIV infection.

FDA-recommended safer sex practices include HIV testing every three months, strict adherence to recommended dosing and counseling.