Nurx app delivers HIV prevention drug on demand
Nurx started as an on-demand contraception supply service in late 2015, nevertheless it has now expanded its repertoire to incorporate a drug that reduces the probabilities of HIV an infection. The Nationwide Institutes of Well being proved (PDF) that the drug referred to as Truvada can scale back the danger of contracting HIV by ninety nine % years in the past, nevertheless it nonetheless hasn’t seen widespread adoption. Perhaps it is due to individuals’s hesitation to request for a prescription or perhaps it is due to the controversy surrounding the drug. Both means, the online-based mostly app will make it simpler for individuals at excessive danger of being contaminated, similar to these whose companions are HIV constructive, to get the medicine.
They do not even have to get a prescription beforehand. Anybody who’d like to provide it a shot can create an account on the app and request one by filling out a well being profile and answering questions to find out whether or not they’re eligible for the drug. They’ve to finish some lab exams for HIV standing and renal perform, however as soon as that is accomplished, Nurx will ship Truvada proper to their doorstep. Sadly, solely people in San Francisco can reap the benefits of Nurx’s new providing, however the service goals to make its option to extra states subsequent month.