Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details).
The Trump administration Tuesday unveiled a plan to distribute HIV prevention medication free to individuals who do not have prescription drug insurance coverage.
Called “Ready, Set, PrEP,” the federal program will provide patients at risk of contracting HIV one of the two pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs. Those medications can reduce the chances of getting HIV through sex by more than 90%.
The medications, Truvada and Descovy, are made possible in part by a donation from the drugs’ manufacturer, Gilead Sciences. That would cover the drugs for up to 200,000 uninsured individuals each year for the next 11 years. The federal government, however, is paying the drugmaker for several months to distribute the