B.C. assesses Truvada, an HIV prevention drug that looks ‘very promising’ (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)
Health experts in B.C. are examining an HIV prevention drug that a Vancouver gay men’s health group wants to see covered provincially.
The drug, called Truvada, was approved by Health Canada last year, and is prescribed both as a treatment for people with the disease, and as a preventative therapy meant to keep the virus at bay for people at high risk.
Doctors at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV-AIDS are now looking at what it can do.
Liza Yuzda and Simon Little report
Dr. Scott MacDonald, Providence Crosstown Clinic