The advocacy group PrEP4All, responding to Azar's announcement on Twitter, said Gilead's donation is still not enough to properly address the AIDS crisis in the U.S. Under President Trump's leadership, HHS worked with Gilead to secure preventative medication for individuals who might otherwise not be able to access or afford this important treatment. Azar noted the initiative would provide the once-daily pill-a regimen called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP-to uninsured people at risk for HIV, especially in "priority areas". This will allow an additional 200,000 people to have access to the drug. It plans to extend its period of donations until 2030. But it also hits on the reality that, despite Truvada's existence, thousands upon thousands of patients who could benefit from it don't have the financial resources to do so (it can cost close to $2,000 per month out of pocket). Louisiana fell from third in HIV infection diagnosis rate in 2016 to fourth in 2017 with a decrease of 120 cases in that time frame, according to the CDC. However, the House Appropriations Committee has approved almost $500 million in spending for disease treatment and prevention earlier this week.
Police puzzle over three dead in B&B with crossbow wounds
The 53-year-old was lying on a bed hand in hand with the 33-year-old, while the 30-year-old was discovered on the floor. German news agency dpa reported on Sunday that employees of a hotel found the bodies and two crossbows in the room.
Islamic State claims "province" in India
The Islamic State for the first time has announced a branch in India, introducing it on 10 May in a claim about Shopian encounter. A spokesman for India's home ministry, which is responsible for security in Kashmir, did not respond to a request for comment.