A Silicon Valley startup with Chelsea Clinton on its board is launching the first at-home test for an HIV prevention drug, and you can try it right now

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  • Nurx, a Silicon Valley prescription drug delivery startup that once solely dispensed birth control, is launching a new service that allows patients who want HIV-prevention drug Truvada to do the required testing at home.
  • It’s a big move for the company, which recently raised $ 36 million and added Chelsea Clinton to its board of advisers.
  • It’s also a big deal for people seeking HIV-prevention drugs, who currently battle stigma and potentially wait months to get the medication.

In a move that could hint at bigger plans for prescription drug delivery, Silicon Valley startup Nurx on Wednesday launched the first at-home test of its kind for HIV-prevention drug Truvada.

Getting the daily pill, which is estimated to reduce infection among high-risk people by more than 90%, is no easy task. It can take several months for someone who wants PrEP to actually receive the drug. Nurx’s new service is designed to shrink that waiting period to just a few days.

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