Which populations are covered in the CDC guidelines for preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against HIV infection?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Alejandro Delgado, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The guidelines apply to the following specific populations:

  • Sexually-active adult men who have sex with men (MSM) who are at substantial risk of HIV acquisition; evidence level IA

  • Adult heterosexually active men and women who are at substantial risk of HIV acquisition; evidence level IA

  • Adult injection drug users (IDUs) at substantial risk of HIV acquisition; evidence level IA

  • Heterosexually-active women and men whose partners are known to have HIV infection (HIV-discordant couples); PrEP should be discussed with this population as one of several options to protect the uninfected partner during conception and pregnancy so that an informed decision can be made in awareness of what is known and unknown about benefits and risks of PrEP for mother and fetus; evidence level IIB


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