Alberta gov’t announces universal coverage for HIV-prevention drug PrEP

[From CBC, August 30, 2018]

“Alberta will be providing universal coverage for PrEP — an HIV-prevention drug that is up to 99 per cent effective at stopping the transmission of the disease — beginning Oct. 1.

“It’s about public health. It’s about promoting health and preventing illness,” said Premier Rachel Notley at a surprise announcement during a fundraiser brunch for Camp fYrefly, a leadership retreat for queer and trans youth on Saturday.”

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