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New agreement ensures coverage of prevention services for now, a move applauded by patient groups for those with cancer, HIV and more.
A Texas judge had struck down mandatory coverage of much preventive care, including cancer and diabetes screenings and PrEP.
Judge’s ruling could limit access to free HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, cancer screenings and more.
The Texas ruling builds on a case in which a plaintiff objected, on religious grounds, to providing free HIV prevention PrEP to employees.
UPDATE: A previous Texas ruling found that the federal mandate to cover preventive care, including HIV, violated religious freedoms.
Monoclonal antibodies used to prevent COVID-19 in immunocompromised people aren’t active against new virus variants.
The monoclonal antibody combo is used as pre-exposure prophylaxis for immunocompromised people who may not respond to COVID-19 vaccines.
Plus: Over 10 prevention services related to hepatitis, HIV and sexually transmitted infections covered by the Affordable Care Act.
The ruling centered on PrEP as HIV prevention but could apply to cancer screenings and other services and drugs.
Some people undergoing cancer treatment do not respond well to COVID-19 vaccines, leaving them at risk for severe illness.
Post-exposure and pre-exposure prophylaxis could be a game-changer for immunocompromised people.
The vaccine protects against nine types of human papillomavirus, including those that cause cervical and anal cancer.
Plus: Buy a “Queer Blood America” work by artist Jordan Eagles, who fights the FDA’s discriminatory ban on blood donors.
COVID-19 has led to increased use of telemedicine, but it’s not suited for all patients or all situations.
Attendees will hear news about the second probable HIV cure, long-acting injectable meds and COVID-19.
The 2019 Liver Meeting in Boston provided an array of important findings about the treatment and prevention of chronic liver diseases.
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