3 Reasons Why Doctors Aren’t Prescribing PrEP To Those Who Need It Most
Of the estimated 1.23 million HIV-negative Americans that could benefit from pre-exposure prophylactics (PrEP) — medications that prevent HIV-transmission by nearly 100 percent — only about 80,000 people (less than seven percent) have gotten prescriptions for PrEP medications like Truvada. What gives?
The main reason
people aren’t getting on PrEP is that physicians are mostly unfamiliar with the drug and so they prescribe it less often than they should. The unfamiliarity stems from the fact that before it was released in 2012, PrEP was mostly prescribed by HIV-specialists. Currently, ...