Rep. Phil Christofanelli (Photo by Gage Skidmore) Lawmakers in Missouri, Maine consider bills to make HIV prevention meds easier to get Associated Press Lawmakers in the Missouri House have already approved legislation making it easier to get drugs to prevent HIV infection, while Maine legislators are considering a similar bill.
In Missouri, the proposal sponsored by Rep. Phil Christofanelli, a Republican from St. Peters, passed easily. It would allow people to go to pharmacies to obtain pre- and post-exposure drugs to prevent HIV infection, the St.
Louis Post-Dispatch reported. It was supported by 148 lawmakers from both parties on Monday, April 12, with seven Republicans voting “present.” The measure now goes to the Missouri Senate.Read more on dallasvoice.com