Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is the name of an experimental project of providing some medicine / pills to the sex workers so that HIV/AIDS infection can be prevented. The project was launched in Sonagachi of West Bengal by National Aids Control Organization (NACO) under Health Ministry with the financial support of Melinda Gates Foundation. We note that PrEP is not a vaccine and there is no vaccine as of now to prevent HIV. The only work these pills do is to keep the Virus from taking hold of the body if taken regularly.

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