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24 May 2017, 09:57
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PrEP Prescription To Adolescents is Linked With an Increased STI Risk, Doctors Say

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Doctors consider PrEP prescription to adolescent people as a potentially dangerous method of HIV prevention.

 

Only a part of doctors and medical providers consider PrEP prescription to adolescent people as a good method of HIV-preventative care. Other wish do it carefully. Specialists say that we should take into account behaviour peculiarities of young people. So to say, for one PrEP would become a strong defence from HIV, for the others - PrEP might become some kind of provocation on unprotected sex.

PrEP shows great results in HIV prevention. According to the researches among gay and bisexual men - consistent usage of PrEP reduces HIV-transmission at about 92%. Seeing such wonderful achievements in HIV preventative care, Truvada medication was approved as PrEP in 2012 for adults. Now some ideas about PrEP prescription to adolescents appeared among HIV-specialists. They have different opinions and each of them has it’s special details. Some specialists see that PrEP usage may potentially reduce HIV-transmission among adolescents, other specialists insist on other ways of HIV-preventative care. The last ones underline that PrEP might be considered from the young people who would use it as a panacea, even it is not so. First of all adolescents need an explanation of all the ways of HIV prevention and only in case of very risky sexual behaviour PrEP might be prescribed.

Author: Narek Karamyan

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