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New Research Finds ‘Systemic Barrier’ to HIV Prevention in Southern States – Mirage News

The South, the U.S. region with the most HIV infections each year, also has the greatest barriers to obtaining drugs that can prevent the disease for…

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The South, the U.S. region with the most HIV infections each year, also has the greatest barriers to obtaining drugs that can prevent the disease for people who rely on Affordable Care Act insurance plans, research reveals.
University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have found that 38% of qualified health plans offered by Southern states require recipients to seek “prior authorization” for the prescription medications. That rate is far higher than in other regions, which range from 1…

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