More than a third of people at risk of HIV infection are now protected with the medication, which is more than 90% effective, according to the CDC
Use of a daily pill to prevent HIV infection spiked almost 500% over three years, according to new research released today by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over a third of those at risk of HIV infection are now protected with the medication, which is more than 90% effective, according to the CDC.
Fewer than 40% of Americans have been tested for HIVAlmost all demographic groups reported increased use of the pill, called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. But use remained low in black, Hispanic and Latino men who have sex with men. Those groups are at particular risk for HIV infection, according to the CDC, and accounted for about 40% of all HIV infections in 2017, the last year for which data is available.Among men who have sex with men, 42% of white men reported using the drug, while just 26% of black men reported the same. Researchers noted that there are"structural barriers associated with race that influence access to high quality care" and recommended targeted efforts to increase PrEP use among minorities.The study was conducted in 20 urban areas and surveyed more than 4,000 HIV-negative men who reported having sex with men. In 2014, just 6% of those at risk were on the pill, but that number rose to 35% in 2017, researchers found. Awareness of the drug increased as well, from 60% to 90% over three years.HIV treatment eliminates risk of passing on virus, landmark study saysOne of the biggest barriers to access may be the drug's cost. In the United States, PrEP costs about $1,800 a month for those without insurance. In countries such as South Africa and Kenya, it costs only about $75 per year, according to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.Read MoreEarlier this year, the drug's maker, Gilead Sciences, agreed to donate enough medication to cover 200,000 people for up to 11 years. And in June, the US Preventive Services Task Force recommended that people at significant risk for HIV infection take PrEP. Under Obamacare, most private insurance is required to cover services that get the task force's"A" rating, such as the PrEP recommendation. States with expanded Medicaid would also typically follow suit.Get CNN Health's weekly newsletter Sign up here to get The Results Are In with Dr. Sanjay Gupta every Tuesday from the CNN Health team.Read more: CNN
Not exactly ; the study focused only on 'men who have sex with men' (CDC's term) not all 'people at risk of HIV' (CNN's term). We need further research to better assess PrEP coverage for women, persons who inject drugs, and all others who might benefit. Much work to be done. How about practicing safe sex
Cool) 🙊🙊🙊 It is cheap in developing countries as medication is sold there at pure manufacturing costs ignoring any development costs. I wonder what this is going to do for access for people without private insurance—The specific demographic who doesn’t report taking the pill. Another case of the 1% getting rich off our money!
CDC Does HIV not show how it’s unnatural for a man to have sex with another man? 😬 Wrap it before you stick it. All the protection you need. there will be boning
How Australia Could Almost Eradicate H.I.V. TransmissionsNearly 100 percent effective at preventing contraction of H.I.V., this drug is available in Australia for just $28 a month. But the drug has been slow to gain a foothold in the U.S. because of a variety of obstacles. Ob$tacle$? You don’t $ay? Called money and how to capitalize off of it HIV is a man made virus designed for population control.
This Drug, Underused in the U.S., May Help Make H.I.V. Very Rare in AustraliaA 'byzantine' health care system in the U.S. hinders thousands of people from gaining access to a drug that is available in Australia for just $28 a month Note though- the drug is subsidized by the Australian government. So it's not a $28 a month drug. Democrat senators congress work with pharmaceutical lobbyist that keep prices higher that's how get so rich Cory Booker is one just name a few Eliminate HIV, enterovirus, and CFS/ME.
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Art Cashin, wearing 'S&P 500 3,000' hat, warns of rising recession riskA Wall Street veteran is warning that the risks of an economic recession are steadily increasing. Decided to go to all cash when it crossed 3k. May regret missing some further run up in the near term but starting to feel a bit toppy here! I hope he sends one to paulkrugman Je höher ! desto tiefer *
How a private wall rose on the border using millions in donations — and deception and threatsIn Sunland Park, N.M., stands the first-ever privately funded border wall, an 18-foot-high barrier of weathered steel bollards erected quickly and quietly on private property over Memorial Day weekend. It's a criminal enterprise all around. If you're opposed to this, you're opposed to America. You're also opposed to ending abuse of migrants by cartel traffickers, and preventing more people to die along the perilous journey. Anyone against building the wall is either ignorant or willfully desires America's downfall. That's fake shit
Amber Portwood Allegedly Used Machete in Reported Attack on BFAmber Portwood's boyfriend Andrew Glennon is accusing Amber of wielding a machete when she was allegedly assaulting him while he was holding their 1-year-old son. I- She was doing so good, i wonder what made her snap again😔 Ohhhhh shhhhhhitttt 😱😱😱😱