10 May Washington Examiner: Trump already chipping away at the HIV epidemic using one little-known tool
“President Trump has a plan to stop the HIV epidemic by 2030. It’s an ambitious and worthy goal that some people seem to think is unattainable.
However, the Trump administration is already chipping away at the epidemic and improving the prospects for success by using one little-known tool in the president’s arsenal: The 340B drug discount program, which costs taxpayers nothing but helps ensure access to HIV-related medications for vulnerable populations, including many core voters in Trump country.
Trump’s plan would see new HIV infections cut by 75% by 2025 and by 90% by 2030. Key to achieving those reductions and saving lives is supplying people with the prevention medication they need. A key implementation tactic will be making drugs available at a discount to those who need them but cannot afford them, and making them available at the types of clinics and hospitals that Americans who are most at-risk will use. That means keeping rural healthcare providers open; many of them are applicable with the 340B program.”