Minister Pauline Frost announced today that, starting in early 2021, Yukon Government will be providing coverage for a prescription drug which reduces the risk of individuals contracting HIV, which is called prophylaxis (PrEP) medication.
This medication lowers the chance of contracting HIV by up to 90%, and the cost will be fully covered by YG.
According to Minister Frost: “Providing coverage for this medication will ensure at-risk Yukoners have access to this important preventative drug. We know HIV is more prevalent in vulnerable populations, and these populations often don’t have coverage through other means. It is important to ensure Yukoners who need access to this medication can receive it.”
You can read the full news release here: https://yukon.ca/en/news/preventative-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-prescription-coverage-coming-yukon