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USPSTF PrEP Recommendation a Major Step Forward, but Not a Silver Bullet

The new ruling theoretically means patients will be able to access the drug without being exposed to high costs—or any costs, for that matter. However, it’s unclear how insurers will implement the USPSTF’s recommendations. That’s because, while on paper their requirements are straightforward, there are a number of variables available to insurers that might impact patients’ ability to access the drug.

Published
01 July 2019
From
Contagion Live
Advocates find Harris PrEP bill lacking

Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) last week introduced legislation that would expand access to PrEP by requiring public and private health insurers to cover it and funding a grant program for uninsured individuals. But some advocates say Harris needs to work with the community to develop a better plan.

Published
01 July 2019
From
Bay Area Reporter
U.S. Reps to Gilead: Did your donation of free HIV prevention drug Truvada have strings attached?

In May, Gilead pledged to donate 2.4 million bottles of its HIV drug Truvada to the U.S. government’s effort to eradicate the disease, partly by preventing new infections. But now Gilead is facing accusations that its largesse may have suspicious underpinnings. The House Oversight Committee’s chairman, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), and three colleagues sent a letter to Gilead demanding details about what led to the company’s generous offer.

Published
01 July 2019
From
FiercePharma
England: More than a quarter of sexual health clinics closed to new PrEP trial places

Despite a promised expansion of 13,000 places, Seema Kennedy has revealed that 38 of the 147 sites taking part in the PrEP Impact Trial are closed to some new recruits to the trial.

Published
01 July 2019
From
Pharmaceutical Journal
US: Federal Guidelines May Inadvertently Restrict Women’s Access to Effective HIV Protection

Restrictive recommendations for pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) systematically disqualified nearly all women at risk for HIV and/or motivated to use the medication, researchers at the Yale School of Public Health and George Washington University have found.

Published
25 June 2019
From
Yale School of Public Health
Desperate patients turn to buyers clubs

What do you do when the NHS won’t buy the treatment you need?

Published
25 June 2019
From
The Economist (free registration required)
US: Senate Bill Proposes Expansion of PrEP Access

A bill introduced by Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) Thursday, the PrEP Access and Coverage Act, would expand access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), medications that can reduce the risk of HIV infection by up to 92%.

Published
25 June 2019
From
Pharmacy Times
The Slow Rollout Of PrEP Is Denying Gay Men Their Right To Human Dignity

Gay men are already a socially marginalised and stigmatised group – their health can no longer continue to be sacrificed, National AIDS Trust's Yused Azad writes

Published
24 June 2019
From
Huffington Post
USPSTF Recommendation for PrEP: Reflections on Insurance Coverage and HIV Prevention for Older Adults

An “A” letter grade indicates that the panel recommends the service and finds there is high certainty that the service has a substantial net benefit. This recommendation will help improve access to PrEP by urging health care providers to offer PrEP to people at risk for HIV. It will also trigger statutory coverage requirements for health plans and create other opportunities for making PrEP more affordable.

Published
17 June 2019
From
O'Neill Institute
Ireland: PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates to be rolled out later this year

THE PrEP HIV prevention programme will be implemented in 2019, Health Minister Simon Harris said today. “We want to reduce the number of new HIV diagnoses in Ireland. Increasing the availability of PrEP will help us to do so. This report not only confirms that PrEP can help to prevent HIV amongst those who are high risk, it also shows how a PrEP programme could save money,” said Harris.

Published
17 June 2019
From
Journal.ie

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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