Pharmacy Access to PEP and PrEP

Andy Fyne – HIV Prevention Manager SB 159 was just signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. This important law has the potential to help Marin County further reduce its 20 new annual HIV infections by making powerful HIV prevention medications easier to access....

California Just Made a Historic Move In PrEP and PEP Expansion

After passing almost unanimously in the California State Legislature, a bill aimed at expanding access to the life-saving drugs pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) has been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. “The HIV epidemic is...

FDA Panel: Split Decision for Descovy in PrEP

– Solid yes for men and transgender women, but consensus missing for cisgender women An FDA advisory panel overwhelmingly voted 16-2 to recommend Descovy, the fixed-dose combination of emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide (F/TAF), as pre-exposure prophylaxis...

The Spahr Center lobbies for PrEP and PEP

Andy Fyne, Testing & Prevention Manager PrEP and PEP are exciting and important strategies for helping us to prevent new HIV infections.  But both medically-based prevention strategies are suffering from alarmingly low levels of use.  The Spahr Center is engaging...

PrEP Could Become Over-the-Counter Drug In California

A bill just approved by the California State Senate would make Truvada, the HIV drug that’s been found to be effective at preventing new HIV infections, available for over-the-counter use for 30 days. The bill is aimed at HIV-negative gay and bisexual men of...