LOS ANGELES — Despite large increases in PrEP use across California, a new study funded by the California HIV/AIDS Research Program finds sharp differences in uptake by age, gender, race/ethnicity and geographic region. In this first look at PrEP prescription data among beneficiaries of California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, researchers we are able to document that from 2012 through 2016, PrEP uptake was lower among Blacks, Hispanics, women, and people between the ages of 13-24. Disparities were also identified with regard to geographic region. Uptake was highest in San Francisco County, followed by San Diego and Los Angeles Counties.
Additionally, despite their high HIV rate, young men are much less likely to be on PrEP than their older peers. February 8, 2018 • By Benjamin Ryan Use of pre-exposure... [Read More];
Say there was a disease out there that was mostly fatal, often debilitating, and could cost you your arms and legs — but there was also a vaccine available to help make sure you get it. You’d want the vaccine, right?
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