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You can effectively protect yourself against HIV infection

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published Dec. 1, 2022 15:01

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December 1 has been celebrated as World AIDS Day since 1988. Although the care of the sick is considered exemplary in Poland, there is still much to be done in terms of HIV/AIDS prevention. Meanwhile, it is possible and effective, both as a pre- and post-exposure action. However, many people do not know where to go for help and when it will be provided free of charge.

According to the latest data from the National Institute of Public Health - National Research Institute, from the beginning of this year, only until the end of July, 1056 new infections were recorded, which is almost a double increase compared to the previous year. Meanwhile, you can effectively protect yourself against HIV infection.


Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) consists of taking an oral preparation in the form of tablets containing two antiretroviral substances: tenofovir and emtricitabine. According to doctors, this type of prophylaxis should be used by everyone who is at risk of HIV infection....

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