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 color who have trouble accessing PrEP through a doctor, and who are at high risk of contracting HIV.
Long a proponent of PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, Sen. Scott Wiener sponsored the bill, which is SB 159. As the Chronicle reports, the bill would make the drug available through a simple consultation with a pharmacist and an HIV test. Read the entire article here