Antony Oomen: “The end of HIV is not a fantasy, it’s a political choice”

On August 1st, the regulation on the distribution of HIV prevention pill PrEP commenced. “No reason to rejoice, according to Public Health Service employees, HIV and STI professionals and most of all the target audience itself”, writes Antony Oomen of Soa Aids Netherlands and the H-TEAM.

Oomen: “Finally: after years of pleading, the long-awaited PrEP program of the minister for medical care commenced on August 1st. The program provides complete PrEP care for “6500 men who have sex with men who are at high risk of acquiring HIV”, for the duration of five years. At the moment, Public Health Service employees, HIV and STI professionals and most of all the target audience itself are still sceptical.”

Read the entire piece on the OneWorld website (Dutch only).

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