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are there any medications that i can take to prevent myself from getting hiv in the future?

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Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Yes, there are now: On july 16, 2012, the fda approved use of pre-exposure prophalaxis (prep) to decrease transmission of hiv. See http://www.Fda.Gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm311821.Htm it remains important to use barrier protection (condoms) to prevent transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
PrEP: Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) is now approved for daily use in hiv-negative, high risk people to prevent HIV infection. Examples would be people who are having unprotected sex with multiple partners. This strategy is called prep, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis.

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