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Tuesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

This is a special edition of "Closer Look" devoted to World AIDS Day.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week certain people who are HIV-negative should take medication used to treat those who are HIV-positive.

The concept is called “PrEP,” for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis.  Many say it’s the closest thing yet to a cure for HIV.

Even so, PrEP remains controversial, even in communities highly affected by the virus.   

That doesn’t faze 4o year-old Eric McCulley, who is gay and HIV-negative.