What are the limitations in the US to broad implementation of PrEP for prevention of HIV infection?

Updated: Jul 01, 2019
  • Author: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD, MA(Cantab), FAAP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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There remain policy considerations surrounding costs, opportunity costs, and ethical issues that must be addressed before broad implementation in the United States. [152] Potential drawbacks include the possibility that pre-exposure prophylaxis may encourage some recipients to practice less-safe sex; it does not address transmission of other STDs; and it could encourage the development of drug resistance.


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