Who has $1500 for an HIV prevention medication? Who really believes the CDC’s finding that 1 in 2 Black, gay men will become infected with HIV/AIDS? While we wait for the quarterly PrEP injection to become a tangible thing, Gilead Sciences has something they want you to know about their pill.
At a recent American Society for Microbiology meeting they presented an update to the US Pharmacy PrEP Survey and found that 74% of people who filled Truvada prescriptions were White. People of color love saying Black people don’t have the same opportunities as Whites; but, Hispanics are also more likely to swallow the daily pill than Blacks. Our numbers actually decreased.