The CDC has released new clinical guidelines for anyone at high risk for contracting HIV, recommending using the drug Truvada as a preventative measure against infection.
"The federal health agency recommended the use of Truvada,, an antiretroviral medication that is also used to treat HIV, as a form of pre-exposure prophylaxis, of PrEP, for gay and bisexual men who have sex without condoms, anyone who regularly has sex with partners who are HIV-positive, intravenous drug users or anyone who shares needles, and heterosexuals partnered with high-risk individuals, including IV drug users and bisexual men who have sex without condoms.
The CDC's guidelines still recommend that PrEP be used in conjunction with safer-sex practices, including the use of condoms, though some acknowledge the likelihood of that is low. While Truvada can help prevent HIV infection, eschewing condoms still puts an individual at risk for other sexually transmitted infections, including syphilis and gonorrhea."
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