Program Gives Uninsured Free HIV Prevention Drugs

05 Décembre, 2019, 02:40 | Auteur: Yves Courtet
  • The federal government today announced the procedure for applying for free HIV prevention drugs.
 By Trudy Ring December 03 2019 3:20 PM EST

The Trump administration rolled out a new program on Tuesday that would provide HIV prevention drugs to uninsured individuals who need the medication but can't afford it, reported Stat News.

"Ready, Set, PrEP is a historic expansion of access to HIV prevention medication and a major step forward in President Trump's plan to end the HIV epidemic in America", HHS Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement.

Drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc. sells the only two brands of PrEP approved in the U.S. - Truvada and Descovy.

The program is part of an 11-year partnership between Gilead and the HHS, with the drug company pledging to donate 2.4 million bottles of Truvada to uninsured Americans per year.

Gilead representative Douglas Brooks issued remarks on the move in May, insisting that the legal settlement had nothing to do with the government, and insisted that lawmakers - including Ocasio-Cortez - had nothing to do with the agreement.

Assistant secretary for health Brett P Giroir said: "PrEP is highly effective in preventing HIV infection when taken as directed". People can find out if they qualify by visiting or calling toll-free 855-447-8410. And we can end HIV by 2030.

Called "Ready, Set, PrEP" the program is available to anyone testing negative for HIV, holding a valid PrEP prescription, and lacking prescription drug coverage.

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President Donald Trump also reacted to the news on Twitter, writing at the time that it "Will help us achieve our goal of ending the HIV epidemic in America!" The initiative aims to reduce new HIV infections by 75% in the next five years and by 90% by the end of the decade. "These findings underscore the urgent need to rapidly scale up HIV testing, treatment and PrEP [pre-exposure prophylaxis]".

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More than 1.2 million Americans are at risk for HIV, but only about 220,000 had received a prescription for PrEP in 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As indicated by a hazard list formulated by the CDC, men who engage in sexual relations with men ought to be encouraged to begin PrEP on the off chance that they have numerous hazard factors, for example, having more than one accomplice for each month or being somewhere in the range of 18 and 28.

The report noted that prior to 2013, progress was made in reducing the number of HIV infections. In both cities, more than 90% of people living with HIV know their status and most of those have started antiretroviral treatment and achieved an undetectable viral load.

"What you're seeing is a swapping infection (rates) among subgroups, so the overall number (of infection) has not significantly changed", Mayer said.

According to the report, 154,000 people - about 14% of people with HIV - don't even know they have the virus.

In that category, the report shows that 88.6 percent of people believed to have HIV in D.C. have been diagnosed with the virus.

Mermin emphasized the importance of engagement at the community level, highlighting a few bright spots, such as 18 states where at least two-thirds of people with HIV are virally suppressed, and 2 USA jurisdictions that have at least one-third of eligible people on PrEP.

The report notes that in order to reach the goal of the Trump administration's plan announced earlier this year to achieve a 90 percent reduction in new HIV infections nationwide by the year 2030, far more people will need to begin taking PrEP than are now doing so.



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