Free PrEP medicine Binh Duong
Free PrEP medicine in Binh Duong is distributed free of charge to subjects who use it before committing acts at risk of HIV exposure. PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, which is the use of ARV drugs to prevent HIV infection for groups of people who are not yet infected with HIV but are at high risk of infection. PrEP medicine is highly effective in preventing HIV, up to 96-99% if treatment is adhered to well. ARV drugs used in PrEP include Tenofovir/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC), Tenofovir/lamivudine (TDF/3TC), and Tenofovir (TDF) 1.
For more detailed information about how to use PrEP medicine and who uses PrEP medicine, you can contact the Community Support Consulting Department for free consultation.
Free PrEP medicine in Binh Duong is distributed free of charge by the Department of Community Support and Consultation to those who use it before committing acts at risk of HIV exposure.
What is PrEP?
PrEP is the abbreviation for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. Is the use of ARV drugs to prevent HIV infection for groups of people who are not infected with HIV but are at high risk of infection.
PrEP is 96-99% effective in preventing HIV if treatment is adhered to well.
There are 2 ways to use PrEP: Daily oral PrEP and situational oral PrEP
ARV drugs used in PrEP
According to WHO 2019: ARV drugs used in PrEP: ARV drugs containing tenofovir:
HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
Subjects using PrEP
There is a need to use PrEP. And within the past 6 months there has been at least 1 of the following factors:
PrEP is for people who are not yet infected with HIV and have high-risk HIV behaviors.
PrEP is used for: men who have sex with men; transgender women; sex workers; people who inject drugs. The sexual partner of an HIV-infected person and the HIV-infected person have not taken ARV treatment. Or on ART but HIV load is over 200 copies/ml of blood.
You are married or in a sexual relationship with an HIV-positive partner. That person’s HIV load is not below the detection threshold (HIV load is still above 200 copies/ml of blood) or it is unclear what the partner’s HIV load is.
Having sex with people at high risk of HIV infection (injecting drug users, men who have sex with men, etc.)
You have sex for money or gifts and use condoms infrequently.
Sharing needles or drug injection equipment.
If you are a woman who wants to get pregnant and your partner is infected with HIV, you can use PrEP to protect yourself and your baby from infection.
Why should you use PrEP?
Several scientific studies have demonstrated that PrEP is very effective in preventing HIV infection. In fact, there have been no cases of MSM in the world becoming infected with HIV while using PrEP. HIV transmission usually only occurs if MSM stop using PrEP or if they do not use it regularly as directed by their doctors.
However, some studies have reported reduced kidney function and bone density in people using PrEP, so using PrEP is contraindicated for people:
Allergy or intolerance to TDF (Tenofovir Disoprovi Fumarate) or FTC (Emtricitabine): these are uncommon.
HIV infection: there is a high risk of drug resistance.
Suspected acute HIV infection: are cases where HIV antibody testing can give negative results during the window period.
Abnormal kidney function: eGFR < 60ml/min.
How to use PrEP correctly and most effectively
Taking PrEP cannot immediately prevent the disease or treat it. To effectively prevent HIV, you need to persistently take it regularly every day. Therefore, as soon as you are at risk of HIV, you need to go to a PrEP provider to receive the medicine.
Using PrEP, you take 1 pill a day, which can be taken before or after meals. You should create a habit of drinking on time, it will bring more efficiency. If you forget to take PrEP, you need to take it as soon as you remember.
– Besides, you need to be careful not to take 2 doses in a row within 24 hours. The drug does not react with resistant drugs, so taking it together will not have any effect. However, if possible, it is still best to take the medications separately.
What is PrEP not?
– PrEP is not PEP. PEP is HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis. Used within 72 hours after exposure to HIV, preferably within 2-6 hours after exposure.
– PrEP is not an HIV treatment. PrEP is only for people who are not infected with HIV. People with HIV must use other medications.
Where to buy PrEP medicine?
PEP drugs, also known as HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, are not sold in all medical units. You can go to a reputable private clinic licensed by the Ministry of Health to provide HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis. However, the number of private clinics capable of providing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis can be counted on the fingers of one hand. If you want a quick procedure and thorough advice, please contact us immediately.
Price of PrEP medicine?
Depending on the supply unit and permission from the Ministry of Health.
A few notes when using PrEP
According to experts, PrEP medication has different effectiveness times, depending on each case.
If you have anal sex (mostly seen in homosexuals), you must take PrEP for at least 7 consecutive days.
In case of vaginal intercourse or there is a risk of transmitting HIV through blood, take PrEP for at least 21 days.
After taking PrEP, there is enough time to prevent disease. You should still continue to drink, to ensure there is no longer a risk of infection. Before stopping using the medicine, you need to consult with your doctor to be sure that you are not infected with HIV.
Note: PrEP does not prevent sexual diseases other than HIV. Therefore, if you have problems with infection, gonorrhea, syphilis, etc., you still need to use condoms to prevent infection.