Adjunct Professor Amy Killelea, JD Publishes Proposal to Expand Access to Medications that Prevent Acquisition of HIV

Amy Killelea, JD, Adjunct Professor in the School of Nursing and Health Professions, with colleagues at Johns Hopkins University, has published an ambitious new proposal to expand access to medications that prevent acquisition of HIV (called “PrEP”).  Less than a quarter of people in the U.S. who could benefit from PrEP are actually taking it.  White Americans who need PrEP to prevent HIV infection are more than 4 times as likely to receive it than Latinx/Hispanic Americans and more than 8 times as likely than Black Americans. To promote equity, this new proposal for a national PrEP program centers health equity and mobilizes community providers. The proposal re-envisions affordable and equitable access to PrEP medications and labs for people on Medicaid and without coverage.

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