Promising results for HIV-prevention pillTuesday, 27 November 2018 16:21
For three years now, the Be-PrEP-ared Project studied the extent to which gay men and transgender women, who run a high risk of infection, were willing to take the PrEP pill, their adherence to the therapy, the way they experienced the use of PrEP, and whether their condom use had changed as a result.
“This is a very reliable medicine,” Dr. Bea Vuylsteke of the IMT said. “During the study, no new infection was discovered” in the target group of high-risk gay men.
“While fast testing and early treatment of HIV, along with the promotion of risk-free sex practices are at the core of the national prevention strategy, the PrEP can be a complement for certain groups of men who have sex with men, and do not always use condoms,” said the IMT, adding, however, that “the PrEP gives no protection against other sexually transmitted infections.”
According to the IMT about 2,000 people have begun the PrEP treatment in Belgium.
The Brussels Times
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