"As we observe this Pride season," writes international HIV advocate George Ayala, "let's embrace human rights and gender equity as inherently critical prerequisites to ending the AIDS pandemic."
Our new "Eyes on the End" series kicks off with an up-close-and-personal glimpse at what's driving the HIV epidemic in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
"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."
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.
The #PrEP4All campaign made the call for affordable pre-exposure prophylaxis a national news story.
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.
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.
In a debate during a plenary session, Michael Saag, M.D., argued for more activism to make PrEP accessible to people who need it.
"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.
Introduction AIDS Vaccines The Thai Trial: A Shot in the Arm Other Vaccines Why Has AIDS Vaccine Research Been so Challenging? What's Next? PrEP Can a Pill a Day Prevent HIV? Microbicides Hope in 2010 Rectal Microbicides Conclusion ...