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Why Don’t More Folks Take PrEP Where It’s Needed Most?

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I had to stop getting my PrEP meds because of my extremely high deductible. It created a gap in coverage because I was insured, meanwhile those who weren't got everything covered. I have a $2,700 deductible, so Gilead covered $7,200, but my meds were $3,000 a month-that's only 2-1/2 months! Then my insurance didn't apply any of that amount toward my deductible. It's not only the South, it's our entire system that's messed up.

April 18, 2019


Being on prep would have protected me! But, at the *one* place you can obtain prep in Galveston County (ACCT), they are rude and judgemental. Even just calling to get info about prep, they will grill you on your "risk level" and if you don't satisfy what they perceive to be a high enough risk, they'll tell you that prep isn't for you. As a white, heterosexual female, I was not deemed "high risk" enough to get the script. Unfortunately, six months later I tested positive.

March 13, 2019 SE Texas


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