BREAKING: Less than 24 hours after meeting w/me, @Publix has reversed course and is expanding their employee insurance coverage to include the HIV prevention pill, PrEP!
The groundbreaking HIV prevention drug, PrEP, looks set to be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), drastically slashing its price and increasing its accessibility for tens of thousands of potential users. He wrote that company officials confirmed the decision to deny coverage but wouldn't say if it "was based exclusively on cost or some absurd moral objection they have to PrEP".
New Zealand is about to take a pioneering approach to fighting HIV/AIDS-by publicly funding pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication Truvada, manufactured by USA biotech giant Gilead.
Pharmac said it would widen access to the drug Truvada, which works to prevent infection with HIV.
The drug known as Truvada if taken as prescribed has been proven to prevent HIV infection.
The agency said the decision meant the drug would also be funded for people if they were not infected but their risk of contracting HIV was high.
The man asked that his name and occupation be withheld to protect his privacy.
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The employee was in Georgia, but word spread quickly to Polk County, where Publix is headquartered.
We had already mentioned that Publix - the Florida grocery chain that refused to pay for employee HIV-prevention medication and then backtracked after a public outcry - had previously made donations to anti-LGBTQ Republicans and retained LGBTQ-unfriendly workplace policies. The chain usually scores well on surveys of customer and employee satisfaction but has received low scores from the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBT civil rights group.
Shay said a lot of people in the LGBT community take Truvada. That includes men who have sex with men, transgender people who have sex with me, those with higher chances of engaging in risky sexual behavior such as sex without a condom, and people with partners who are HIV positive.
"Whether or not it is illegal, it is misguided from both a health perspective and an economic perspective".
It's not now subsidized as a HIV preventative drug in Australia. 1 and 2 in the U.S.in new HIV infections in 2014 per 100,000 residents, according to state and federal data.
Still, about 1.2 million people in the USA are HIV positive and 6,721 people died of AIDS or HIV in 2014 - an 87 percent drop since fatalities peaked at 50,877 in 1995, just before the first treatments became widely available.