Congrats to Big Pharma on Finding a New Way to Profit Off of HIV Prevention
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.
Insurance Will Soon Cover HIV Prevention, But Many People Who Need it Still Won't Have Access
When Corey Walsh began using the drug Truvada, the pills were free but the quarterly lab tests and doctors' visits cost almost $400.
Out-Of-Pocket Costs for PrEP Put the HIV Prevention Drug Out Of Reach For Many
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.