June 11, 2018

In May, the Food and Drug Administration expanded the age for which PrEP is approved. This means that PrEP is now available to individuals age 15 and older. For more information, please reference the following announcement from Gilead, the manufacturer of Truvada:


Iowa leads nation in rural HIV Prevention with launch of TelePrEP Program For Release — June 15, 2017

Iowa City—Iowa is now a national leader in rural HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention, with the launch of TelePrEP, an innovative telehealth program.


PrEP has been available for use as HIV prevention since 2012 but uptake among those who could benefit from it most remains relatively low in Iowa. This is why, at the end of 2016, the Iowa Department of Public Health decided to commit resources to building infrastructu...

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