The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that over the next decade, the rates of HIV among gay and bisexual men could be reduced by more than a third if they take Truvada. According to the CDC, if 40 percent of “high risk men” took Truvada, it is estimated that more than 1,000 HIV cases would be reduced for every 100,000 gay and bisexual man.
As you may recall, Truvada was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2012 for prophylactic use. Various studies have reportedly shown its efficacy at reducing the risk of HIV.
The drug is also supported by the World Health Organization and health advocates, as well as LGBT advocacy groups. However, the “AIDS Healthcare Foundation,” which is no stranger to controversy, opposes Truvada and claims that its cons outweigh its benefits.