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Recent video interview from PositiveLite.comabout PrEP, ACT's PrEP campaign, and some of the nitty gritty of what lies ahead (access, access, access).
World Health Day marks a time to reflect on the many public health challenges to be addressed around the globe, such as the 35 million people living with HIV and AIDS. It's also a call to address such issues closer to home. In Canada, we can lead the way forward towards ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic, but a federal level commitment is sorely lacking.
A Canadian paper that weighs the cost of using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infections against the lifetime total cost of one HIV infection finds that, using figures available for Quebec and Ontario provinces, PrEP would be cost-saving under most scenarios, even if the overall lifetime cost of HIV care falls in the future.
A CMAJ study touted as a ‘game changer’ shows universal drug coverage could reduce total spending on drugs in Canada by $7.3 billion.