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Avalere Commentary on HIV Prevention Policy Featured in Health Affairs Blog

Summary

On April 9, Avalere policy experts published a piece in the Health Affairs blog about the administration’s recently launched “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America” initiative.

The goal of this plan is to eliminate new HIV transmissions by 2030. Approximately $291 million in federal funding has been allocated for the program in the next year and will focus on the following areas: increasing investments in geographic hotspots, collecting data to identify HIV transmissions, and creating a local HIV “HealthForce” in the targeted areas. Despite heightened awareness, access and coverage requirements for pre-exposure prophlaxis (PrEP) therapies are unclear across commercial, Medicare, Medicaid, and AIDS Drug Assistance Program markets.

In “Coverage of Federally Recommended Preventive Services: Considerations for Eliminating HIV Transmission by 2030,” Avalere experts weigh in on the challenges and opportunities associated in the PrEP market, focusing on how the administration can leverage existing authority to improve coverage and access to PrEP in public programs and the commercial market.

Read the full piece on the Health Affairs blog.

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