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Non-Prescription PrEP and PEP bill passes

Non-Prescription PrEP and PEP bill passes.

Late last month, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Todd Gloria’s (D-San Diego) legislation to reduce barriers to accessing HIV preventative medications passed the Senate on a vote of 34-1. It now heads to the Assembly for committee hearings in the coming weeks.

CA senate passes bill to increase access to PrEP without a prescription

Despite their effectiveness, several barriers limit access to PrEP and PEP.

On Tuesday, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Todd Gloria’s (D-San Diego) legislation to reduce barriers to accessing HIV preventative medications passed the Senate on a vote of 34-1. It now heads to the Assembly for committee hearings in the coming weeks.

San Diegan can't donate blood because they are non-binary

A local non-binary person hopes the FDA will change their policies for blood donation.

As it is today, potential donors must fill out a questionnaire which provides them with only two classifications: male or female. 

However, Van Levy of Pacific Beach is non-binary and doesn't fall into either of those genders. Levy uses the pronouns "them," "they," and their."