May 26, 2017
Written by Brandon Benavides
This article originally appeared on www.ksat.com.
The human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is no longer a death sentence because of the advancement of drug research. But many people in the high-risk group still don’t know they are HIV positive.
The high-risk group is men who have unprotected sex with other men. Nationally, the odds of getting HIV in their lifetime are staggering. It’s 1 in 11 for white men, 1 in 4 for Hispanic men and 1 in 2 for African-American men.
Whether you are a man or woman, there has been a medical breakthrough that could reduce your risk by more than 90 percent of getting HIV, and not many people know about it.
A group of health leaders in the San Antonio area are working together to create awareness about Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP.
“PrEP is an extra layer of protection. It is not meant to be the only thing you do to prevent HIV AIDS.” Dr. Adrian Warren said.