PrEP pilot launched in Ecuador

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The Ecuador Ministry of Public Health’s National HIV Strategy is focused on expanding treatment coverage and bringing communities closer to HIV prevention services. In this spirit, an Inter-institutional Cooperation Agreement was signed between the Ministry and the Kimirina Corporation on Friday May 10th in order to implement a pilot project on Pre-exposure Prophilaxis (PrEP) in health services targeting vulnerable populations.

This pilot project will have financial and technical support from the Ecuadorian state, as well as from United Nations agencies. It consists of a combination prevention package including preexposure prophylaxis for 100 people from vulnerable subgroups: men who have sex with men, trans women and people on the move.

With this important initiative, Ecuador ratifies its commitment to strengthen the national response to HIV, especially when it comes to the most vulnerable groups such as men who have sex with men, trans women, sex workers and citizens in human mobility.

At the 158th Pan-American Health Organization Session of the Executive Committee, Ecuador stressed that it guarantees high investment of resources for free population access to comprehensive care with a focus on rights, gender, communities and multiculturalism, in order to achieve the 90-90-90 targets.

 

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