PrEP Programs Face Devastating Loss of Funding for HIV Prevention

PrEP Programs Face Devastating Loss of Funding for HIV Prevention

HIV clinics and nonprofits serving those at highest risk for the virus stand to lose over $100 million in funding annually, reports NBC News. Counterintuitively, the recent availability of generic and cheaper meds that prevent HIV actually worsen the dire financial situation of these HIV clinics. This means that untold numbers of people could lose their access to PrEP and related services, such as blood work and HIV testing. Considering that a month’s supply of Truvada costs $1,842, HIV clinics stand to lose a staggering amount of funding. The CDC Updates Its Answers.”And to learn more about the prevention regimen, see “What’s the Difference Between Truvada and Descovy for PrEP?” and “Prevention: Generic Truvada.” For more general information, see the POZ Basics on HIV Prevention.

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