PrEP – Prä-Expositions-Prophylaxe
PrEP is a medical protection against HIV. Reliably taken, the drug tenofovir / emtricitabine effectively protects from HIV, comparable to the protective effect of condoms. The PrEP can be taken regularly or temporarily. It is important that you keep to the pattern of intake and also have the regular accompanying examinations done.
PrEP will now be paid by German health insurances for people with an increased risk of HIV infection, too!
The according law came into force on 11 May 2019. Accordingly, the drug and the necessary accompanying medical examinations are paid by the health insurance companies.Since September 1st.2019 the public health service has an implementation agreement, which regulates the prescription and billing modalities for physicians and patients.
men who have intercourse with men (MSM) or transgender persons who report having had anal sex without a condom within the past 3 to 6 months and / or probably in the next few months or a recent STI (Sexual Infectious Infectious Disease) 12 months
- serodiscordant constellations with a viremic HIV-positive partner without antiretroviral therapy (ART), a non-suppressive ART, or in the initial phase of ART (HIV RNA not less than 200 RNA copies / ml for 6 months)
- after individual and situational risk assessment, drug-injecting individuals without the use of sterile injection materials
- after individual and situational risk assessment, persons with intercourse without a condom with a partner who is likely to have undiagnosed HIV infection (eg one partner from high-prevalence countries or with high-risk sexual practices).
(Source: Agreement on the Prevention of HIV Pre-Exposure for the Prevention of HIV Infection in accordance with § 20j SGB V, as amended on 24.07.2019, effective from 01.09.2019 (PDF, 2.0 MB)
Unfortunately, the law does not apply to private health insurances. For the time being, people with private health insurance should ask their health insurance company whether they will reimbursethe costs of the medication and the accompanying examinations.
If you are considering PreP or just want to inform yourself, feel free to contact us! We will give you the necessary information to help you to support your decision. Incidentally, the conversation with us is accepted from the prescribing Hanoverian doctors as a consultation according to the prescription policy.
Current informations on PrEP you‘ll find on these pages:
The following doctors in Hannover are currently prescribing PrEP:
Since 01.12.2017 tenofovir / emtricitabine is available in every German pharmacy with a prescription fron a doctor. You can get the preparation of the German Blister AG in Hannover here: