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Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): A New Tool in the HIV Prevention Toolkit

  • PrEP stands for “pre-exposure prophylaxis” 
  • PrEP can help prevent HIV infection in people who don’t have HIV but who are at risk of becoming infected with HIV
  • PrEP involves taking a specific HIV medicine every day
  • If a person is exposed to HIV, having the HIV PrEP medicine in the person’s bloodstream can help stop HIV from setting up a permanent infection in the body
  • PrEP is the use of ARV drugs by HIV-uninfected persons to prevent the acquisition of HIV before exposure to HIV.
  • PrEP stands for “pre-exposure prophylaxis” 
  • PrEP can help prevent HIV infection in people who don’t have HIV but who are at risk of becoming infected with HIV
  • PrEP involves taking a specific HIV medicine every day
  • If a person is exposed to HIV, having the HIV PrEP medicine in the person’s bloodstream can help stop HIV from setting up a permanent infection in the body
  • PrEP is taken by HIV uninfected persons who are largely healthy to prevent acquisition of infection.

Since July 2017 NAPPA has started to provide PrEP in its Youth Friendly Clinics targeting young people and marginalized communities such as sex workers and men who have sex with men. The program will be gradually rolled out starting with the Windhoek, Walvis Bay, Rundu and Katima Cinics. The other clinics would be targeted to start in 2018.

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