PrEP: AIDS-Free Hope in Namibia?


  •  Eben-Eser Ndaamenwa Namhindo    
  •  Fanghua Mei    
  •  Rui Cao    
  •  Shenghai Lai    
  •  Yufan Dai    
  •  Hong Lai    
  •  Meng Zhu    
  •  Huimin Fu    
  •  Huang Huang    
  •  Jun Wang    

Abstract

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus that causes infections and over time leads to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV causes a loss of immune function in human and subsequent development of opportunistic infections. Namibia, one important country in West Africa, has been suffering HIV/AIDS incidence over years. Among people between 15 to 49 years old, the national HIV prevalence rate is more than 10%, which causes huge health and economic loss. Recently, Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been approved in Namibia for better prevention of HIV/AIDS. In this paper, we will review the current epidemic condition of HIV and the role played by PrEP in Namibia.



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