California Officials Take Steps To Increase Access To HIV Prevention Drugs
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California Officials Take Steps To Increase Access To HIV Prevention Drugs

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law that would allow pharmacies to provide HIV prevention drugs to its citizens without the need for a prescription. PrEP acts similarly to emergency contraceptives and birth control but protects people from getting the virus that causes AIDS. The law also bans insurance companies from asking for pre-authorization before the drugs are dispensed.

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