PrEP, a preventive HIV treatment, is gaining popularity in Sweden among high-risk groups like men who have sex with men and transgender individuals. PrEP involves taking antiviral drugs to prevent HIV infection, and it has significantly reduced new HIV cases.
Correct usage of PrEP offers strong protection, with only one positive case among over 2,400 users due to incorrect usage.
Accessibility remains a challenge, with over 800 people on waiting lists. Regular clinic visits are required for prescription renewal, but PrEP offers a more affordable and convenient alternative to standard HIV treatments.
While condoms are encouraged alongside PrEP, this treatment focuses on those at higher risk. Improved accessibility is expected, and healthcare specialists advocate its use for those in need.
Source: Finn Filén and the Public Health Agency of Sweden