What is the evolution of preexposure HIV prophylaxis?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Alejandro Delgado, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The idea of treatment as prevention for HIV-1 infection has gathered tremendous enthusiasm and is driven by the following developments:

  • Failure of behavioral and biological prevention efforts

  • Biological plausibility of the use of ARV for prevention

  • Cheaper, safer, and simpler ARV regimens

  • Recent clinical trials that show promise for the intervention


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