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

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