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Amsterdam gay guide PrEP pill

Amsterdam gay guide PrEP pill

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The GGD Amsterdam gay guide to the use of hiv-preventiepil PrEP. This guidance is specifically intended for men with a high risk of hiv infection.

It reports The Parool Thursday.

The city council voted Thursday morning in a initiatiefvoorstel of GroenLinks and D66. These parties want the municipality by providing education, guidance, and control, the informal use of PrEP supports.

Prevention

PrEP works as a deterrent against hiv. The drug offers no protection against other stis. Provisionally pricey product – 550 euro for 30 pills – not covered by medical insurance unless.

Therefore, get more and more people get their pills from abroad. That is cheap, but the drug is used without medical supervision.

Guidance

GGD Amsterdam recommends using only under supervision to use. Otherwise, the use be risky, also says Aidsfons-Soa Aids Nederland. In accordance with the fund can the hiv virus in the hiv-positive patient, for example, adapt and become resistant.

With the initiative, Amsterdam wants a leadership role, to continue to play in the fight against hiv. Alderman Eric van der Burg supports the proposal and hopes that other Dutch municipalities, a similar initiative will take.

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