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Will Truvada pill reduce HIV risk for gay men?




SAN ANSELMO, CA - NOVEMBER 23:  Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada are displayed at Jack's Pharmacy on November 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. A study published by the New England Journal of Medicine showed that men who took the daily antiretroviral pill Truvada significantly reduced their risk of contracting HIV. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN ANSELMO, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada are displayed at Jack's Pharmacy on November 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. A study published by the New England Journal of Medicine showed that men who took the daily antiretroviral pill Truvada significantly reduced their risk of contracting HIV. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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The number of new HIV infections in the U.S. has leveled off at about 50,000 a year.

But young black gay men join that group more and more often. A clinic in Baldwin Hills this week launches a program to give many of these men access to a pill called Truvada. It drastically reduces the chance of getting HIV, but the effort comes with a number of challenges, as KPCC's Adrian Florido reports