Friday, December 29, 2017

An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth Tons.


Another one of those important progressive policy moves from the BC NDP government...

Charlie Smith had the story in the GStraight. Here is his lede:

...Health Minister Adrian Dix has responded to concerns in the LGBT community that his government isn't doing enough to prevent HIV infections.

Today, Dix announced that people at high risk of contracting the retrovirus can receive a daily oral medication for free, starting on January 1.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, a.k.a. PrEP, has been recommended by the World Health Organization and theB.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS as a means to reduce transmission of HIV...

And here is an important kicker from the government news release:

...In August 2016, the Common Drug Review recommended PrEP for coverage, contingent in part on a lower price for the drug Truvada being secured. This condition has been met through the availability of generic Truvada...

Things being done properly for the common good...


What a concept.



Anonymous said...

bclibs 8 hr a day,only, casino oversight and red light cameras?
BCNDP 24 hr same?

Cathie from Canada said...

Boy, I miss our NDP government in Saskatchewan -- they weren't perfect of course, but at least they TRIED to be good.
Instead of just trying to come up with reasons NOT to do something, like most governments do.