Watch: Many Americans Are Unaware Of Hiv Prevention Medication

Céline Gounder, KFF Health News’ editor-at-large for public health, explained on “CBS Mornings” why many at-risk Americans do not know about medication to prevent HIV infection through sexual contact or do not have access to it.

Only one-third of people who could benefit from the medication, known as preexposure prophylaxis or PrEP, are prescribed it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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