Male sexual health and the new HIV preventive drug explained

Dr Shingai Mutambirwa, a urologist, sheds light on Truvada and how it relates to male and female sexual health.

Truvada is the new HIV preventative drug which was recently approved by the Medicines Control Council and introduced in South Africa.

The pill is a mixture of two anti-retroviral drugs used as a form of pre-exposure prophylaxis (or “PrEP”) medication.

Listen to the full conversation on The Redi Tlhabi Show:

The target market is people who are having a little bit of risky sex, people with multiple partners and people who are exposed to the virus.

Dr Shingai Mutambirwa, Urologist

There are some side effects, although not much, but you do have to see your doctor and get tested.

Dr Shingai Mutambirwa, Urologist

But if you are taking it there is about 70-90 percent protection.

Dr Shingai Mutambirwa, Urologist

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