It has been claimed that a dramatic fall in London HIV infections among gay men may be the result of the increased use of internet drugs.
Four sexual health clinics located in the capital recorded a 40 percent decline till now, comparing to the 2015 data. Some experts in the health field consider this decline and believe this may be due to people buying medicines known as pre-exposure prophylaxis(PrEP) online, which is believed to cut the chances of catching this virus.
The drugs have been approved in the UK as a medication for cutting the chances of getting HIV but are not yet available on the NHS. HIV activities in the UK have set up a website called “I Want PrEP Now ”, which works with NHS clinics to check the medicine are genuine and safe. The drugs can be bought from online pharmacies in India and Swaziland.
On the other hand, a significant number of health experts have also revealed that the decline is not just the use of PrEP. It has also been associated with a mix of a better education, prevention, diagnosis and treatment methods. There are still some people who doubt whether PrEP really works as it is believed.