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The practice — called PrEP, short for pre-exposure prophylaxis — is safeand highly effective. Several studies have shown that users who take the drug daily are at nearly zero risk of H.I.V. infection.

But when Dr. Cheng applied for disability insurance — which many young doctors do to protect a lifetime’s worth of income should they be hurt — he was told that, because he was taking Truvada, he could have only a five-year policy.

Dr. Cheng is healthy, has never had surgery or been hospitalized, and takes no other medication. “And I never engaged in sexually irresponsible behavior,” he said. “I’ve always been in longer-term monogamous relationships.”

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Image By NIAID – Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62609424

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