What is PrEP? Is it true that you can protect yourself from HIV by using them? How to do it?

What is PrEP? Is it true that you can protect yourself from HIV by using them? How to do it?

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Answer 1
March, 2021

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Answer 2
March, 2021

PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a new HIV prevention method that involves people without HIV taking medications every day to reduce the risk of HIV infection. This word has several Russian translations. A common translation of PrEP is pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP. AFEW International recently suggested using a new term, "pre-exposure prophylaxis" or "PrEP". Discussions are currently underway among the professional community to accept the abbreviation PrEP or leave PrEP.

The AFEW International Foundation website gives the following description:

“PrEP is the first method of HIV prevention that is under the direct control of the person at risk. This contrasts with treatment as prevention (TasP), which depends on partners' adherence to HIV treatment to ensure viral suppression. In addition, because PrEP separates the act of prevention from sexual contact, it can be used in a way that the sexual partners are unaware of. PrEP provides additional protection when condoms are not used regularly. ”

PrEP is different from PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis, PEP), which is an emergency measure in case of dangerous contact with biological material of a person living with HIV ... Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP, PEP) is performed within 28 days after a dangerous exposure, while PrEP / PrEP is a constant intake of one tablet per day for the entire duration of a risky behavior to prevent HIV transmission.

in the lecture "Is PrEP Right for Me?" Demeter Daskalakis, Assistant Commissioner for HIV / AIDS Prevention and Control in the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and I supplemented with information on the Russian translation of terms.

Demeter Daskalakis further spoke about the fact that PrEP stops replication the immunodeficiency virus in the body and contains the same medicines that people living with HIV take. So far, there is only one approved drug for PrEP on the market - the combination of emtricitabine and tenofovir Truvada. Such a thing only works if the concentration of the drug in your blood is sufficient to suppress the replication of the virus in the event that you have had dangerous contact with liquid with HIV. This means that in order to achieve the effect, you must start taking it in advance, not on the day of the dangerous behavior, and continue taking it every day. A course of PrEP is prescribed by a doctor who must first make sure that you do not have HIV infection and that your kidneys and liver are healthy. By the way, Truvada has a very small risk of liver and kidney damage.

PrEP does not provide 100% protection against HIV. Many studies have shown that people who took PrEP were about 90 times less likely to get HIV than people in comparison groups who did not receive the drug or took a sugar pill sometimes called a placebo. This is a high rate, but not 100%. You can still nget HIV, especially if you do NOT take the drug every day, or if you have received a resistant (resistant) strain of the virus from someone.

In most countries of the world you have to buy PrEP at your own expense. PrEP is available in 20 countries around the world if you have health insurance and are at high risk of HIV infection.

Coursera recently launched a course on PrEP pre-exposure (pre-exposure) HIV prevention in English Johns Hopkins University. I am now taking this course and every day I tell in Russian the main points that I took from the course in my blog. I invite you to read if you are interested. Or sign up for a PrEParing course on Coursera.

It's very interesting :)

P. S. - should you refuse a condom if you are taking PrEP? This issue is still being discussed by experts. Some people think PrEP is enough. But there is a risk of transmission of sexually transmitted infections (syphilis, gonorrhea). Therefore, additional protection is, of course, needed. But if you live in a serodiscordant couple, where one partner is HIV positive and the other partner is HIV negative, then PrEP may be enough.

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