Belgium will reimburse the cost of the antiretroviral Truvadaby Editorial Staff - 2017.06.02
Hiv preventive drugs will be free of charge in Belgium. From June 1st, the government will reimburse the cost of the antiretroviral, Truvada, to individuals not infected by HIV but exposed to an increased risk of infection, in particular homosexual men. The Minister for Public Health, Maggie De Block, has decided this policy, she has anticipated a budget of one million euros for 2017. According to current estimates, the policy to reimburse Truvada should avoid some 3,200 HIV infection cases between now and 2023. The Belgian autorities sees Truvada as a significant additional prevention measure to control the HIV epidemic in the country. However, the experts insists upon the fact that the use of contraceptives remains vital because Truvada offers no protection against other sexually transmitted diseases.
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