Los Angeles AIDS Advocates Have Mixed Reaction Over CDC Recommendation of HIV-Prevention Pill
Los Angeles-area advocates for individuals with AIDS have had mixed reactions to a recent CDC recommendation that Truvada, an HIV-prevention pill, be taken every day by individuals in populations at high risk for contracting the disease. Antonio David Garcia, the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's director of policy and community building, said the pill should be used as a preventive measure. However, Whitney Engeran-Cordova, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's senior director for public health, said using the pill could lead to riskier behavior.
- "In L.A., CDC Advice To Take HIV Prevention Pill Gets Mixed Reviews" (Plevin, "KPCC News," KPCC, 5/19).