Bloomberg Law
Nov. 27, 2019, 8:18 PM

Free Distribution of HIV Prevention Drug Begins Dec. 2: Gilead

Shira Stein
Shira Stein
Fawn Johnson
Fawn Johnson

The Trump administration is set to begin nationwide distribution of free HIV prevention medication to uninsured patients on Dec. 2 to coincide with World AIDS Day.

Gilead Sciences Inc. donated enough of its drug Truvada to cover 200,000 people for a maximum of 11 years to aid in President Donald Trump’s pledge to end the spread of HIV. A Gilead spokesperson said the distribution, which will be done through the Department of Health and Human Services, was set to start Dec. 2.

The HHS is piloting the distribution program with select health centers in preparation for the anticipated nationwide rollout ...

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