Health Experts Say PrEP Is Terribly Underused

  • metta

    Posts: 44441

    Feb 05, 2018 9:54 PM GMT
    Health Experts Say PrEP Is Terribly Underused

    "According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Truvada would be appropriate for about 1.2 million people in the U.S. — including sex workers and roughly 25 percent of gay men. Gilead Scientific, Truvada’s California-based manufacturer, says there are only about 145,000 active prescriptions for HIV prevention use, the AP reports."

    "PrEP/Truvada lowering the risk of contracting HIV by 90 percent if taken daily"


    http://instinctmagazine.com/post/health-experts-say-prep-terribly-underused
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    Feb 06, 2018 5:44 AM GMT
    https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-91482/truvada-oral/details/list-sideeffects
  • 24hourguy

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    Feb 07, 2018 4:21 AM GMT
    interesting ....sometimes I feel like I'm the only one Not using it
  • mwolverine

    Posts: 5685

    Feb 07, 2018 9:49 AM GMT
    Seems like half the profiles on Grindr claim they are on Prep.

    Public Service Announcement:

    I have a friend who is now HIV+ because he believed someone who said he was on Prep.

    Remember: Prep protects him, not you from him.

    He may not be on Prep. Or maybe he was already HIV+ before he started taking Prep (and didn't known it).

    In the same way: If he's going to be unsafe with you, he was likely unsafe with many before you.
    You're now not just exposed to him, but to all of them.
  • jeepguySD

    Posts: 686

    Feb 08, 2018 4:35 AM GMT
    Apparently, Truvada costs about $1300/month for those without insurance, or those whose insurance won't provide the drug as a prophylaxis. Most people cannot afford that. If Gilead Scientific would make the cost affordable I'm sure many more people would use it.