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Some Health Plans Are No Longer Counting Gilead's PrEP Copay Cards Toward Deductibles

Some private insurance plans are not counting copay assistance cards toward a person's deductible or out-of-pocket maximum. Depending on the plan design, this can have a significant impact on consumers.

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The PrEP Cascade: Getting More Blacks Into Care

In the efforts to get more African Americans aware of and using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), an evolving tracking system called the PrEP cascade is providing new insights as we work toward better results.

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Due to Public Outcry, Publix Will Offer PrEP Coverage to Employees

After public outcry, Publix announced that it is changing its policy to cover PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) in its employee insurance plan.

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Publix Grocery Chain Denies PrEP Coverage to Its Employees

A provider in Atlanta says one of his patients employed by the large grocery store chain was denied insurance coverage for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) coverage, a method for preventing HIV transmission. Is their decision based on cost or conserva...

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Florida Begins 2018 by Offering Free PrEP Statewide

The Florida Department of Health began 2018 by announcing plans to offer PrEP for free throughout the state by the end of the year.

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Access Issues Dominate HIV Biomedical Prevention Summit

This 2017 Biomedical Prevention Conference in New Orleans focused less on the future of HIV prevention tools and more on issues preventing communities most in need from accessing PrEP.

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Y'all Look! It's the First Redneck HIV Prevention PSA! A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

Thrive Alabama's hilarious new public service announcement is a World Wrestling-style smackdown that pits PrEP and prevention against HIV and stigma.

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Can Online Clinics Help Get PrEP to People Who Need It?

PrEP remains deeply underutilized throughout much of the U.S. Online health care providers like PlushCare and NURX seek to change that.

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PrEP Trials: The Benefits -- and Challenges -- of Seeking Community Input

Last fall, community activists voiced concerns over the roll out of studies on Descovy (TAF/FTC) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) without adequately involving community advisors.

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PrEP and Lactic Acidosis Warnings: 'Context Matters'

Are safety warnings about lactic acidosis and severe liver problems a reason for PrEP users to be concerned, despite no previously reported cases? Damon Jacobs investigates.