Bill Would Let Youth get HIV Preventive Meds
AP - New Haven Register
February 25, 2019
Connecticut lawmakers were asked Monday to consider letting young people receive preventative medication for HIV infections without their parents’ consent.
Advocates told the Public Health Committee that such legislation could help those seeking the drug but don’t feel comfortable discussing their sexual activities with their parents. Some parents expressed concern that they were being cut out.
Current state law allows minors to be tested for HIV — the virus that causes AIDS — and receive treatment if they test positive without parental consent. This bill would allow the preventative drug, referred to as pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, to be prescribed. read story