Gavin Newsom expands PrEP to CA residents without a prescription

  • metta

    Posts: 54485

    Oct 08, 2019 7:05 PM GMT
    Gavin Newsom expands PrEP to CA residents without a prescription

    https://www.queerty.com/gavin-newsom-expands-prep-ca-residents-without-prescription-20191008


    Comment in the article:

    "This article leaves out a bunch of information about SB 159. Basically a pharmacist can prescribe Prep to an individual but the pharmacist would have to do the initial HIV and STI screening that is normally done when you go to a primary care physician. After the initial prescription, the individual would still need to follow up every three months. The expansion of access simply allows pharmacists to do the follow-up blood and urine testing rather than requiring a doctor to do it."
  • bro4bro

    Posts: 3898

    Oct 09, 2019 5:28 PM GMT
    How many pharmacists are set up to do blood and urine testing?

    Somehow I don't see this happening at my neighborhood CVS.