PrEP: why we are waiting

Posted by Share-Net NL on January 10, 2016 at 9:49 am

The Lancet HIV, Volume 3, No. 1, e11–e12, January 2016


Scientific research has proven that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly effective in preventing HIV transmission in men who have sex with men. Therefore, the people are now asking decision makers why we are waiting.1 So far, research on PrEP has primarily focused on apparently objective aspects of PrEP, such as biomedical effectiveness and costs. Normative aspects have received little attention, such as people’s own responsibility to use a condom, the relevance of being free of fear for HIV infection when having sex, and the relative importance of preventing HIV versus a possible rise in other sexually transmitted diseases because of reduced condom use.

Author: Maarten Paul Maria Jansen, Noor Tromp, Rob Baltussen
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