Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) pills, which can reduce an individual's chances of developing HIV by up to 96 percent if taken every day, are now available for free at more than 2 000 medical clinics and centers across the country.
The PrEP medicine comes in the form of a tablet containing two antiretroviral drugs: tenofovir and emtricitabine.
While experts agree that PrEP offers benefits, there has been a shocking lack of uptake among young women.
“To take PrEP, you must first recognize that you are at risk for HIV, and then you must recognize that PrEP is something that will assist you in monitoring that risk. Then, obviously, you should go to the centers, approach, and obtain that medication “Karim elaborated.
Similarly, Karim claims that the PrEP management strategy must be continued, since reaching a high level of consideration in a social gathering of people who do not believe they are at risk of contracting HIV will be a test.
“We should change from a customer-centered approach and game plan to a provider-centered organization, where PrEP becomes the norm for high-risk networks,” he said.
For HIV-positive persons, this is a tremendous step forward. What are your thoughts on this? Please share your thoughts in the comment's section below.
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