Author: SPIT! (Sodomites, Perverts, Inverts Together!) – Carlos Motta, John Arthur Peetz, Carlos Maria Romero
Continue reading Why PrEP? (PrEP Manifesto)
medication as prevention
Previous preventative measures – such as condom use during sex – have not been sufficient to stop the spread of HIV and AIDS en Colombia. Here 5.500 persons are getting infected with HIV every year, most of them men who have sex with men.
PrEP, a new medical option for HIV/AIDS prevention in the form of a pill, will hopefully be available for everyone here sometime soon.
Since the end of 2017, there are two PrEP generics (emtricitabin/ tenofovir [disoproxil fumarate] – better known as Truvada®) available in Germany:
The Hexal®-PrEP is also known as blister PrEP, as it is dispensed in a special blister pack and costs around 50EUR/28 pills. The ratiopharm®-PrEP costs around 70EUR/30 pills. The original product Truvada® by Gilead is far too expensive (about 800EUR). The company Aliud Pharma® reduced the price for their Emtricitabin/Tenofovirdisoproxil-AL to 70EUR/30pills – yet they do only have the approval for HIV-therapy but it works as well as PrEP.
The generic drug “Emtricitabin/Tenofovirdisoproxil-ratiopharm® 200 mg/245 mg Filmtabletten” by Ratiopharm costs 70EUR (30 pills) and can be prescribed by any doctor (also people from EU, CH and Norway).
The medication “Emtricitabin/Tenofovirdisoproxil HEXAL®” from Hexal is now available for EUR 50.05 per month at pharmacies specialized in treating HIV.