SF Insurer: PrEP Users Remain HIV Despite Less Condoms, More STDs

By , September 3rd, 2015 | Articles, Health, News, San Francisco | 0 Comments

The New York Times reports today that a San Francisco Health Insurer Kaiser Permanente of San Francisco found none of their 657 PrEP-using clients seroconverted to HIV+ over a two-year period. The study’s lead author Dr. Jonathan E. Volk says that the data indicts that using PrEP can keep a person HIV-free, even within groups at high-risk of acquiring the virus. The same study found that PrEP users used less condoms and half got infected with another treatable sexually transmitted disease within a year of starting the medication regimen.

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