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Gilead Sciences headquarters in the Silicon Valley, Foster City, California

Much Ado About Descovy

While many celebrated the FDA approval of Descovy for PrEP earlier this month, advocates wonder whether it will make biomedical HIV prevention more or less accessible to those most in need.

Globe in study

What Does PrEP Cost Outside the United States?

Generic pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is available in at least 26 countries, allowing those countries to scale up access and reduce HIV transmissions. Why not here?

 U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks at the National Action Network's annual convention, April 5, 2019 in New York City.

Kamala Harris Announces New Bill to Expand PrEP Access

The PrEP Access and Coverage Act would guarantee insurance coverage for PrEP and fund PrEP for the uninsured.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks with members of the PrEP4All advocacy group

Pressure Mounts on Truvada PrEP Pricing With Lawsuit and Congressional Hearings

"This isn't about you," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) told Gilead CEO Daniel O'Day. "We have legislated a system that allows [this] to happen."

PrEP still life, selective focus

Will Recent Gilead Patent Concessions on Truvada Lower PrEP Prices?

Activists say this relatively small giveaway won't advance PrEP access or help end HIV in the U.S. the way a true price reduction would.

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How Activists Uncovered CDC's Ownership of Truvada PrEP Patents

The #PrEP4All campaign made the call for affordable pre-exposure prophylaxis a national news story.

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If Nobody Slashes the Price of Truvada for PrEP, What Happens Next?

Activists and doctors say they're ready to go further if Gilead won't agree to -- or the U.S. government won't force -- a price reduction to make PrEP accessible to more Americans who need it.

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Sticker Shock: PrEP Is Not Cost-Effective at Current Price, Health Economists Find

But a survey reveals that about a third of black and Latino gay men would be willing to pay more than $50 per month for a prescription.

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PrEP Pricing Is the Elephant in the Room at the CDC National HIV Prevention Conference

In a debate during a plenary session, Michael Saag, M.D., argued for more activism to make PrEP accessible to people who need it.

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PrEP Pricing Problems

"A number of barriers to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake, use, and adherence have been identified -- cost shouldn't be one of them," write James Krellenstein and Jeremiah Johnson.