Three pills against AIDS

by Tiziana Trotta - 2011.10.13

In Spain HIV-prevention treatment, for a decade uniquely tested on the sanitary staff, is already available for the customers as it is the case for many other drugs. This therapy, better known as “the 3 day-after pills”, occurs step by step. The first dose, in fact, is administered  by the doctor, after a careful examination, to the patient that claims to have had a hazardous sexual intercourse within the previous six hours. The antiviral cure, which does not guarantee a 100% of effectiveness, has to be continued in the following 30 days. The Ministry for Health has far-back included it in the protocols of the health plan for 2008-2012, with the recommendation of  prescribing it in any case especially to homosexuals, considering the high risk of contagion (10%) they are known to be subject to. Clear instructions, that so far, however, have encountered strong resistance on the part of the hospitals. As stated in a precise complaint by the Human Rights Observatory, according to which in many cases this innovative therapy has been ignored, or even denied to those, who would have a right for it.

Published in HIV/Aids.
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