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:
‘Duomevolen’ by Amneal (ca 50 EUR) and ‘Emtenovo’ by TAD Pharma (ca 60EUR/35 tablets) are available in all german pharmacies beside the Ratiopharm product.
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 40 per month at pharmacies specialized in treating HIV.
Version for Europe – July 2018. Updated March 2019.
Previous preventative measures – such as condom use during sex – have not been sufficient to stop the spread of HIV and AIDS. PrEP, a new medical option for HIV/AIDS prevention in the form of a pill, will hopefully be available for everyone sometime soon. People at a greater risk of HIV infection now have additional options for effectively protecting themselves. Continue reading READY FOR PrEP!
PrEP (HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis) is the pharmaceutical protection against HIV infection. Right now, Truvada and its generics are used for this indication.