On Thursday, President Trump took to social media to share news that his administration has “just secured a historic donation of HIV prevention drugs” from Gilead Sciences, which will be used to combat HIV.
Trump explained that the move “Will help us achieve our goal of ending the HIV epidemic in America” and comes as part of his plan to “eliminate the HIV epidemic in America within ten years.”
Great news today: My Administration just secured a historic donation of HIV prevention drugs from Gilead to help expand access to PrEP for the uninsured and those at risk. Will help us achieve our goal of ending the HIV epidemic in America! https://t.co/wux5QasWgW
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2019
Now, Gilead is set to donate approximately 2.4 million bottles of the HIV prevention medication Truvada, which will be available to Americans regardless of insurance.
“This medication donation is among the largest ever in the United States and is part of Gilead’s broader ongoing initiatives to help ensure that everyone who can benefit from PrEP is able to access it,” said Gilead in a statement.