New HIV Treatment Medication: Descovy
The FDA has approved a new HIV treatment medication called Descovy.
This medication contains a safer form of tenofovir (also found in Truvada).
This new medication is an updated form of Truvada, but it has not yet been approved for use as PrEP.
“Research into Descovy for use as PrEP is only in its earliest stages, and it is not clear at this time if the tablet would be as effective as Truvada at preventing acquisition of the virus among HIV-negative individuals.”
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