UK report gives thumbs up to generic HIV drugs used as PrEP

A sexual health clinic in London has tested drug levels in users of generic PrEP medication bought online and found the drugs are genuine and effective.

Tests found adequate levels of both emtricitabine and tenofovir (used in PrEP medication Truvada) in patients’ blood, and no sample suggesting counterfeit drugs.

London sexual health clinics step up their support for people buying PrEP online

nam/aidsmap, 29 January 2016

Several large sexual health clinics in London and Brighton have responded to the growing numbers of people importing PrEP medications from overseas by offering free safety monitoring to PrEP users. This is in a context of increasing frustration with the slowness of the official NHS process to approve PrEP – no decision will be made until June at the earliest.

  • Read more here
  • See the Getting Your PrEP Online support page from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital here
  • See UK PrEP advoacy pages here and here
  • See an Australian PrEP advoacy page here