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World AIDS Day: preventative HIV medicine use drops due to pandemic

Nov 30, 2020 19:46 IST

A new survey has found that the Covid-19 pandemic has forced a massive reduction of HIV testing, especially amongst the at-risk population. 

Nearly 80% of HIV care providers reported a decline in preventive prescriptions for the at-risk population while more than one in three amongst the at-risk population reported that they had either decreased or stopped taking HIV preventive medicine.

Fear of catching Covid-19 and travel restrictions amid lockdowns were cited as the main reason for reduced testing in the Gilead Sciences and AIDS Society of India report.

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