A daily pill may help prevent HIV

By WEEK Reporter

May 15, 2014 Updated May 15, 2014 at 6:46 PM CDT

The CDC is recommending people at high risk for HIV take a daily pill to help prevent it.

The recommended drug, Truvada, is already used to treat HIV and has shown to be 90% effective in reducing new infections.

Doctors are encouraged to prescribe Truvada for patients who have an HIV positive partner or who have unprotected sex with people at risk for the virus.

The CDC says about 50,000 people are newly diagnosed with HIV each year.

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