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Talking Sex, PrEP, And A Politician

Two years ago this month, I stepped onto what most would consider a proverbial third rail in politics: I opened up about my personal sexual health. To be specific, I announced to the world that I take a daily pill called Truvada or PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), which if taken consistently reduces the risk of HIV transmission by nearly 100%. PrEP has the potential to wipe out new HIV infections, which is critically important as we continue to see 50,000 new HIV infections annually in the United States and two million around the world.
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