Zanzibar on Access of Pre-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS (PrEP) Medicines
HEALTH: Since HIV/AIDS has no cure or vaccine, prevention of new HIV infection remains an important strategy towards ending HIV and AIDS. Effective HIV prevention response needs to consider the various underlying biological, behavioral, sociocultural, economic, political, legal, and other contextual factors. In recognition of this, Zanzibar implements combination prevention interventions, which include biomedical interventions, […]
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Medicine Reduced HIV By 81%.
HEALTH: Exposure prevention is the primary strategy for reducing both occupational and non-occupational HIV transmission. However, following accidental contact with blood and other body fluids, exposed individuals may be at risk of HIV, Hepatitis B Virus and Hepatitis C Virus infection. In addition, depending on the type of exposure, other infections, such as tetanus or […]
Why PrEP is Necessary To Prevent Risk Of HIV Infection?
HEALTH: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is the use of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) by people who do not have HIV infection in order to prevent the acquisition of HIV. WHO recommends that oral PrEP containing tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) should be offered as an additional prevention choice for people at substantial risk of HIV […]