The media, in between its conspiracy theories about…
1. Trump and Russia
2. Trump’s taxes
3. Trump and Bigfoot
… somehow couldn’t find the time to report this.
President Trump on Thursday said that his administration secured a “historic” donation of the HIV-prevention drug Truvada for PrEP.
“Great news today: My Administration just secured a historic donation of HIV prevention drugs from Gilead to help expand access to PrEP for the uninsured and those at risk,” he tweeted, referring to Gilead Sciences, which makes the drug.
“Will help us achieve our goal of ending the HIV epidemic in America!” he added, while quote-tweeting a thread about the donation by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.
Azar tweeted Thursday that Gilead would donate the medicine for up to 200,000 people every year for as many as 11 years as a result of talks between the company and the administration.
PrEP has been found to be fairly reliable at preventing HIV infection. Not fully though, which is why the whole issue is rather controversial.
The main user base for the drug are gay men worried about contracting HIV. The 200,000 people will be uninsured members of at-risk populations. That will mostly mean low-income gay men.
Again, if Obama had done this, we would be reading about it everywhere. But much like Bush’s efforts against AIDS in Africa, it’s a Republican. So the media will ignore it while claiming that the Russians now control Mueller’s brain and have edited the report with help from UFOs in outer space.