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The spread of HIV is at a all time high across the United States, and though a new drug have been tested and proven to make this spread decrease and combat the epidemic, advocates and community organizations have realized that not enough of our community are aware of the new treatment offered. they are not equipped with the proper knowledge or the fundamental understanding awareness of the disease. SO NOW ITS TIME TO TALK ABOUT SEX!

What is HIV? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It weakens the immune system by destroying cells that fight disease and infections that may enter and effect the body.

According to the U.S. Census department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Columbus Ohio is in the top 25 cities with high rates of HIV/AIDS. In Central Ohio alone about 4 in 10 newly diagnosed cases are in people 15 to 29 years old.

So WHAT IS PrEP? Pre-exposure prophylaxis is and prescribed drug that lowers the chances of HIV negative persons who are at high risk for HIV. Tenofovir and emtricitabine, which is shelved as Truvada is approved for daily use as PrEP, which helps prevent these high risk persons from contracting HIV from their HIV positive sexual partner. Studies have shown that this drug is 90% highly effective for preventing the spread of HIV when used as administreed by medical professionals.