FDA Panel OKs Truvada for HIV Prevention

May 19, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: EDGE

Truvada, a once-daily antiretroviral pill, is effective for preventing sexual transmission of HIV and should be approved as post-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted last week.

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“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#1 May 19, 2012
This is good news.
Ringbearer

Linares, Spain

#2 May 20, 2012
It is still a good idea to play safely.

Since: Jan 12

New Port Richey, FL

#3 May 20, 2012
another luxury drug most people won't be able to afford and no insurer is going to cover it, providing you have that luxury as well
Fundie Fatwass Decree

Souderton, PA

#4 May 20, 2012
Pharma wants money.

Universal, repetitive testing and designer drugs mean money.

Prevention doesn't mean money.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#5 May 21, 2012
Ringbearer wrote:
It is still a good idea to play safely.
This is very true, and why I avoid contact with straight people as much as possible, ironically. As rarely as they are tested ... you never know.
Sheldon

Alexandria, VA

#6 May 16, 2014
disaster in the making wrote:
another luxury drug most people won't be able to afford and no insurer is going to cover it, providing you have that luxury as well
Insurers already cover it since FDA has approved its use as pre-exposure prophylaxis since 2011. The drugmaker even rebates the copay.

Since everyone is required to have health insurance (or pay a fine), it's covered under Obamacare, Medicaid, Medicare and employer-based insurance. There's no reason why any non-monogamous man who has sex with men wouldn't be able to both get a prescription and not have cost be a barrier.

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