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The world’s most effective HIV prevention drug hasn’t lived up to its potential
Washington Post

Nick Gourdine headed to his doctor’s office from his apartment in Southeast Washington one day in 2011 with HIV on his mind. He’d hooked up with a friend, someone he thought he knew but who turned out to have withheld a crucial bit of information: He was HIV-positive. Now Gourdine worried that he was, too.

His HIV test came back negative. To keep it that way, Gourdine, a 35-year-old youth program manager, became an early user of a combination drug to ward off HIV infection that has generated excitement and discussion among scientists and activists.