Belgium

  • Research/Demonstration Projects: Belgium has an ongoing PrEP demonstration project for MSMs, the “Be PrEPared-The Antwerp PrEP project”.
  • Drug Registration: The European Medicines Agency approved Truvada for PrEP in 2016. The EMA is responsible for the scientific evaluation of medicines developed by pharmaceutical companies for use in the European Union, but each member state will separately determine how, if at all, it might introduce PrEP.
  • Policy/Regulatory: There is no national policy or guidance at present. However, as of 1 June 2017, Truvada will be reimbursed by Federal Ministry of Health. Two clinics have started PrEP consultations in anticipation of reimbursement.
  • Advocacy: Sensoa, Ex Acquo and advocates for PrEP are participating in the PreP for Belgium Task Force and advising on PrEP use and clinic access. If you’re a Belgian advocate working on PrEP, building a campaign or seeking to share insights and experience, please send info here and PrEPWatch will post it.

Last updated on September 1, 2017.

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