May 26, 2017

Medical breakthrough could reduce risk of getting HIV by 90 percent

Written by Brandon Benavides

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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.

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