"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."
The angelic troublemaker died May 14.
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.
Housing and displacement are a major focus of their campaign.
The actor and comedian speaks on his work at the AIDSWatch 2019 advocacy event -- and about playing an HIV-positive character.
"If you educate yourself, you can protect yourself," says Thelma Garcia, the HIV service director of East Los Angeles Women's Center. "Helping different women in my community is the passion that keeps me going."
Five years after Andrew Cuomo announced his plan to end New York state's HIV epidemic by 2020, the governor is shutting off funds to vital HIV prevention and public health programs in New York City.
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.
The #PrEP4All campaign made the call for affordable pre-exposure prophylaxis a national news story.
Through his historical research, Dan Royles has found a vibrant legacy of black AIDS activism going back to the beginning of the epidemic.