Preventing infections: PrEP for MSM and HIV prevention care for transgender persons
What is a biomedical intervention?
A biomedical intervention aims to block HIV infections and other STIs or aims to reduce vulnerability to infection and to detect and treat infections at an early stage to reduce risk of transmission.
HIV prevention and STI care for transgender persons
What is PrEP?
PrEP is a pill containing HIV inhibitors that can prevent an HIV infection. The pill is meant for people who are not living with HIV, but who run a high risk of infection. PrEP is short for pre-exposure prophylaxis. This means you take it before you are exposed to the virus. PrEP consists of one pill, Truvada. It contains two medications that are also used for HIV treatment: emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil. PrEP makes it more difficult for HIV to infect cells and to multiply. This considerably reduces the risk of an HIV infection.