HIV Prevention Drugs Will Be Available in CA Without a Prescription

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Published on October 9, 2019 - Duration: 01:17s

HIV Prevention Drugs Will Be Available in CA Without a Prescription

HIV Prevention Drugs Will Be Available in CA Without a Prescription.

CA is the first state in the U.S. to take such a step.

A new law will allow trained pharmacists to provide 60-day supplies of PrEP, the prophylaxis taken daily in order to prevent contracting H.I.V.

Pharmacists who undergo the training will also be permitted to dispense the emergency drug, PEP.

All Californians deserve access to PrEP and PEP, two treatments that have transformed our fight against H.I.V.

And AIDS, Gavin Newsom, CA Governor, via 'The New York Times'.

According to federal data, nearly 40,000 new cases of H.I.V.

Are reported in the U.S. each year.

Being able to go to a pharmacy is much easier than going to a primary doctor.

More people who are at risk will be able to get the medication that will prevent them from becoming H.I.V.

Positive, Jen Kates, Kaiser Family Foundation, via 'The New York Times'.

Doctors say that getting tested for H.I.V.

Before taking the drugs is imperative in order to sustain a patient's future treatment option.

In his most recent State of the Union address, President Trump committed to halting the spread of H.I.V by 2030

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