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ANEA Response to Guardian Article on Gov. Rick Scott’s Rejection of $70 Million in Federal Funding to Fight Florida’s HIV/AIDS Crisis

The Act Now End AIDS coalition is deeply troubled by the contents of Ben Ryan’s September 11 Guardian article “'Rick Scott had us on lockdown:' how Florida said no to $70m for HIV crisis." The article, which reflects four years of investigative journalism by Ryan with additional reporting by Noah Pransky, paints a detailed picture of how Florida’s then-governor, Rick Scott, refused Medicaid expansion and federal dollars to fight the epidemic from 2015-2017
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Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad

In early August, FDA announced approvals of two fixed-dose combination (FDC) antiretroviral drug products for use with other antiretroviral agents in the treatment of HIV-1 infection: GlaxoSmithKline's Epzicom® (abacavir/lamivudine) and Gilead Sciences, Inc.'s Truvada® (tenofovir disoproxil/emtricitabine).
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