What are the advantages of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in HIV prevention?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Alejandro Delgado, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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PrEP has the potential to contribute to effective and safe HIV prevention when it is used as follows:

  • Targeted to individuals at high risk for HIV acquisition

  • Delivered as part of a comprehensive set of prevention services

  • Accompanied by regular monitoring


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