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And now, the single most deceptive press release ever, courtesy of AHF #HIV #AIDS #PrEP

And now, the single most deceptive press release ever, courtesy of AHF #HIV #AIDS #PrEP

My God, they just can’t stop:

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — –Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Recently Announced Stricter Rules for Pharmacies Dispensing HIV/AIDS Medications Due to a Growing “Black Market” for Truvada for HIV-Negative Individuals

Today AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) decried the fact that the recent campaign by Gilead Sciences Inc. to obtain approval by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for Truvada as PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) has led to a “black market” for the drug in Florida. FDA-approval for use of Truvada–Gilead’s blockbuster HIV/AIDS treatment drug–as a possible form of HIV prevention for those NOT infected with the virus would be a first for the FDA, and a move that AHF and many other AIDS advocates believe would set a dangerous precedent.

The State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) recently sent out an alert to Florida health care providers and pharmacies notifying them of stricter requirements for incoming pharmacy claims for HIV/AIDS medications. AHCA informed AHF that the change is in response to an increase in demand for Truvada for use as a prevention pill by HIV-negative individuals and the fraudulent prescriptions that are appearing as a result.

Um, yeah: a stricter requirement for incoming pharmacy claims means there’s a black market for Truvada.  Where?  There is not ONE case of an arrest or even the investigation of a suspicion of Truvada being black marketed.  The ONLY one talking about a “black market” is the AHF, so this is apparently their new tact since their campaign of “No Magic Pills” has fallen flat.  A whopping 618 doctor’s signed on board their crazy train.  I did some checking; in the US, there are 661,000 licensed doctors.  618 of them supposedly object to Truvada and PrEP, although none of them have yet to come forward save for their name being on AHF’s petition.

Despite Gilead’s monstrously high cost of Truvada, I don’t think their the ones who have given up on gay men.  It seems that AHF has their own agenda, and it’s certainly not the well being of those that are HIV positive, have AIDS, or those who are active and eager enough to take steps to prevent themselves from getting it.




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