South Africa´s Medicines Control Council has approved the oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. It´s has been considered a major step forward for the national and global responses to AIDS. According the site The Body PRO, daily oral PrEP is finally beginning to take its place as a core element of global HIV prevention. “But PrEP rollout is still happening far too slowly for millions of women and men at risk for HIV. Other countries need to follow South Africa’s lead and find ways to deliver this life-saving option today”, they said.
Linda Gail Bekker, deputy director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, praised the announcement, according Times Live. South Africa has become only the second country in the world to allow widespread access to groundbreaking HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis medication.