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Truvada vs Descovy: What You Need To Know

By MISTR What is Truvada for PrEP?   Truvada is a once-daily pill that is 99% effective at preventing HIV transmission. Its active ingredients are emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. Descovy can be taken by all   Truvada is manufactured by Gilead Sciences, inc. and was approved for HIV prevention in 2012 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Truvada can be taken by everyone over 77lbs.  A generic version of Truvada was

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Our LGBTQ+ History Has PrEPared Us For A Bright Future

By MISTR staff Our past as a community has been important in helping us self determine our growth and where we will be in the future. We use our stories and history to remind ourselves and educate the world on the rich and layered tapestry that is the history of the LGBTQ+ community. A

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What We Can Do To Create and HIV/AIDS Free World

By MISTR Staff  For World AIDS Day, It’s time to focus on how we can finish this decades long work of ending HIV/AIDS by not letting it slip from our minds. The HIV/AIDS epidemic isn’t front page news any more thanks to years of hard work, science and activism. In

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PrEP Myths Debunked

By MISTR staff PrEP IS TOO EXPENSIVE  Truvada and Descovy for PrEP are expensive if you’re paying out of pocket, but in most cases it is available for free in all 50 states. If you don’t have insurance, MISTR works with patient assistance programs in all across the country to get you signed up and on PrEP for free 

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HIV

Five Tips For Starting PrEP

By Marti Gould Cummings  1. FIND A PROVIDER YOU TRUST   Listen up Mary! It may be difficult to find a PrEP provider where you live. We have come a long way but have a long way to go in Truvada and Descovy education. But hold onto your wigs because services like MISTR are here to provide FREE online PrEp and STI

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HIV

HIV/AIDS to PrEP: A United States Timeline

By MISTR Staff To close out LGBTQ+ History Month, it’s important to remember the path our community took from the onset of the HIV/AIDS epidemic to the advent of Truvada and Descovy. PrEP has brought us closer to the realization of an HIV/AIDS generation, but that hasn’t come without a

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