“If someone in a relationship wants to get on PrEP, that’s not a judgment against their partner."
“It’s a really cheap PR stunt that will help Gilead Sciences receive good press."
Gilead, the company that makes Truvada, just got FDA approval for Descovy, another form of PrEP. It costs nearly $1,800 a month without insurance coverage.
Black and Latino men who have sex with men are less likely to get a prescription for the drug, which reduces HIV transmission by 99%.
When Corey Walsh began using the drug Truvada, the pills were free but the quarterly lab tests and doctors' visits cost almost $400.
The data shows that the opposite could be true.
It’s getting increasingly difficult for patients to afford Truvada, also known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, because of the drug’s high price and insurance company efforts to restrict patients' use of coupons.
Truvada, otherwise known as PrEP, won't be covered under the PBS until March.
It'll go from $10,000 a year to just a few hundred dollars.
The Calgary nurse got the idea from 'Dallas Buyers Club.'