Women’s Telemedicine Platform Expands Into HIV Home-Testing Kits

Women’s Telemedicine Platform Expands Into HIV Home-Testing Kits
Delivery & Logistics

In an effort to spread the use of PrEP, an HIV prevention drug, Nurx is offering customers an at-home lab testing kit as well as digital consulting with trusted providers

Ivanha Paz
  • 27 september 2018

Nurx, a platform that offers telemedicine directly to its consumers, is expanding its offering from birth control to include a new at-home lab testing kit for patients seeking PrEP, a medication that helps keep HIV negative people from becoming infected.

The Silicon Valley telemedicine company built its reputation with aims to help women have easier access to affordable birth control, without the need for a doctor’s visit, or insurance. Nurx partners up with real doctors in each state, who review the case and write up prescriptions, before the service then delivers kits and birth control to patients’ homes.

The platform has been offering PreP since 2016, but the addition of the kits marks a revolutionary point in telemedicine.”By offering an option for more convenient and discreet testing, we’ve removed a crucial barrier to treatment, meaning our users will no longer have to travel to an external lab, clinic, or office to receive the lab work needed to start PrEP,” said Hans Gangeskar, co-founder and CEO of Nurx. “Far too often we’ve seen these practical and emotional barriers prevent patients from getting the health care they need and we’re proud that today’s announcement will decrease the steps needed and increase the number of patients receiving care.”

The home testing kits allow patients to complete all the testing required before determining if PreP is the right step for them and consult with a provider—all in the comfort of their own homes. Nurx hopes that making this drug easily and discreetly available will have the potential to greatly decrease the number of people affected with HIV each year.

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Nurx, a platform that offers telemedicine directly to its consumers, is expanding its offering from birth control to include a new at-home lab testing kit for patients seeking PrEP, a medication that helps keep HIV negative people from becoming infected.

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