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Change to Gilead Assistance Program Threatens PrEP Access, HIV Advocates Say

Dr. John Carlo is concerned that patients at Prism Health North Texas who rely on the health care safety net will soon be struggling even more to stay on PrEP, a medication that prevents HIV transmission. Carlo, chief executive officer of the clinic, which runs three locations in Dallas, offers free PrEP to roughly 250 patients, he said, thanks to an assistance program run by Gilead Sciences. The drugmaker currently manufactures two PrEP medications. The program also helps Carlo generate money to cover the care people on the medication need, like regular doctor visits and lab tests. Without Gilead’s help, Carlo said, “none of these people would be in care w...

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