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. However, this law must now be put into practice by regulations between the doctors and the health insurance companies. If you are still asked to pay for the PrEP yourself, you should send the bills and receipts to your health insurance company and claim the refund!
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: