HIV Prevention Pills Remain a Tough Sell Among Gay Latinos

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Latinos are disproportionately affected by HIV: Latinos make up nearly 17% of the U.S. population, but account for 21% of new HIV infections nationally. Although there are preventative measures such as the pharmaceutical drug Truvago, which can help keep high-risk gay Latino men from contracting HIV by 90%, there is both little awareness and stigma about using the medication. In order to increase awareness and community outreach for the drug, a group of researchers are encouraging health professionals to use the PrEP program introduced by AltaMed.

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