This medicine taken properly and under medical prescription prevents the spread of HIV, according to the Minsa
The Ministry of Health (Minsa) announced that it has established andl Use of the antiretroviral drug Tenofivir/emtricitabine at the El Chorrillo Health Center, strategy developed to combat and prevent HIV infection.
This medication taken properly and under medical prescription prevents the spread of HIV, according to the Minsa, which seeks expand its use in at-risk populations nationwide.
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“When used systematically, this method reduces the risk of contracting HIV infection by more than 90% during sexual intercourse”, pointed out Lissette Raquel Chang, head of the section of STD/HIV/AIDS of the Ministry of Health.
Chang indicated that, since October 2021, support has been provided in the training of clinical personnel for the management of this drug, including the validation and approval of harvesting tools and systems, as well as educational material for users.
He also reported that pre-exposure prophylaxis with these drugs It is used in people who are at risk of HIV infection to prevent getting it through sex or injection drug use.
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