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Pharmacist-Led Program Expands Access to PrEP in Indian Health Service

by Lt. Cmdr. Khanh Vu, PharmD, Pharmacy Residency Program Director, Albuquerque Indian Health Center

PrEP medications are safe and effective and can help prevent one from getting HIV. More than one million people in the U.S. could benefit from taking PrEP medicines, but only a tiny fraction of those actually get a prescription. In addition, many people do not know about PrEP medication and how it can help them, and many can’t afford to pay for the medicine. PrEP is available with no out-of-pocket costs at IHS and most tribal health clinics.

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