A new San Francisco startup described as an “Uber for birth control” is expanding its services to offer Truvada for PrEP. Nurx allows patients to obtain a prescription for PrEP through a mobile app without having to see a doctor. The patient must complete blood tests for HIV prior to receiving his prescription, but once that's done, Nurx will deliver Truvada right to their doorstep. The app also allows women to obtain a birth control prescription almost instantly and get a three-month supply of the pills delivered overnight. Unfortunately, only folks in San Francisco can take advantage of Nurx's new offering, but the service aims to make its way to more states next month.
Regardless of the controversy surrounding the pill, ultimately PrEP reduces the incidence of HIV and that's a great thing. Fore more information, check out the video below in which VICE explores the future of Truvada and its revolutionary impact on ending HIV/AIDS.