The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) drafted a recommendation that would, for the first time, urge doctors to offer PrEP (aka: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) to groups at high risk of contracting HIV, including those  whose sexual behavior or drug use habits may place them at much higher risks. The task force’s draft also went on to state that people who consistently adopt PrEP treatment will have higher rates of protection.

In Hong Kong, the Scientific Committee on AIDS & STI also affirmed the function of PrEP as an additional HIV prevention measure for high-risk groups.  The committee also made recommendations on the clinical approach to its use.

Although the Hong Kong Government does not yet have any official timeline for launching PrEP services for high-risk groups , with the advice given by the ACA (Recommended HIV/AIDS strategies for 2017 – 2021) as well as the effectiveness of PrEP being recognized globally, Hong Kong AIDS Foundation is optimistic that PrEP will be made available in the not too distant future for local people in need.

Source from The New York Times:

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