¿qué es el prep imss?

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For people without access to social security, the National Center for the Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS (Censida) prepared a guide to be applied in Mexico City, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Jalisco and Yucatan, to evaluate the impact of the therapy on the reduction of infections. The plan is to extend coverage to a national scale by mid 2022.

The specialist participated yesterday in a virtual forum organized by Derechohabientes viviendo con VIH/Sida del IMSS (Dvvimss), where she explained that the impact of the Prep in reducing the number of people who become infected is greater as time goes by.

Meanwhile, during the ceremony to commemorate World AIDS Day, Celida Duque, Director of Medical Benefits of the Institute, informed that 1,384 beneficiaries receive the Prep and 57,219 HIV tests have been carried out in the population with risk practices.

The IMSS also started the Post-Exposure Prophylaxis therapy. It is administered within 72 hours of exposure to infectious fluids and reduces the risk of acquiring the virus by up to 80 percent.

what is prep?

If you have an HIV-positive partner and are considering getting pregnant, talk to your health care provider about PrEP. Taking it can help protect you and your baby from getting infected while trying to get pregnant, during pregnancy, or while breastfeeding.

PrEP is very effective when taken every day. It reduces the risk of getting HIV by 90%. In people who inject drugs, it reduces the risk of HIV by 70%. PrEP is much less effective if you do not take it consistently.

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You should be tested for HIV every 3 months while taking PrEP, so you should have regular follow-up visits with your health care provider. If you have problems taking PrEP, talk to your health care provider.

Some people taking PrEP may have side effects, such as nausea. In general, side effects are not serious and go away over time. If you are taking PrEP, tell your health care provider if you have a side effect that causes problems or does not go away.

hiv pre-exposure prophylaxis

MEXICO CITY, October 12, 2021 – Since 2020, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP) has been prescribed in the second level hospitals of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) as an effective method of prevention of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

PrEP is indicated for people at high risk of acquiring the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and since its prescription to date, around 400 applications have been received to join this prevention initiative, of which 258 people are already linked to this mechanism.

To access the HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis it is necessary to register by mail to [email protected], where in a period of no more than 10 days the user is contacted by the IMSS team under the framework of confidentiality and an appointment is arranged directly at the medical unit where internists and infectologists will evaluate the person and determine whether or not he/she is a candidate for this prophylaxis.

let’s talk about prep

HERMOSILLO, SON.- IMSS beneficiaries already have PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), a medication that prevents the transmission or new transmissions of HIV, which protects populations at higher risk of acquiring it with an efficacy close to 100% if taken correctly.

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To do so, you must be a beneficiary and identify if any of the risk factors are present, such as: sexual life without constant use of condoms, not knowing if the person is living with HIV or does not have adequate control of sexual partners, sharing syringes and needles in the use of injectable drugs, having other STDs and having used post-exposure prophylaxis.

Then start the appointment process by email: [email protected] , if you are a candidate, a clinical and laboratory evaluation will be performed, in the follow-up visit studies will be evaluated and if there is no contraindication the initial prescription will be granted for one month and finally it is recommended to attend follow-up appointments every three months or when the doctor indicates it.

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