“Certainly, this is a disappointing turn of events for this young child, the medical staff involved in the child’s care, and the HIV/AIDS research community,” NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci said in a statement.
The shift is a huge blow for the legislation, which passed the Senate last year, but has stalled in the House. But there were signs of discontent before the Supreme Court’s ruling in Hobby Lobby.
Five states alone make up almost half of new diagnoses in the U.S. in 2011. These five states account for 23,923 of 49,273 new infections, according to the CDC.
Some men found that PrEP had ‘fringe benefits’ that they weren’t expecting. For example, one said that the routine of daily pill taking had given him stability in other aspects of his life too.
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