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Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017 Aug 25;4(4):ofx185. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofx185. eCollection 2017 Fall.

Top Questions in ID: Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV.

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1
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
2
The Fenway Institute, Boston, Massachusetts.
3
Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
4
San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, California.

Abstract

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly efficacious at preventing HIV acquisition. This review discusses ways to identify candidates for PrEP, recommended PrEP regimens, baseline and follow-up evaluations, applications of PrEP for HIV-serodiscordant couples, resources to address financial barriers, investigational strategies for PrEP, and educational resources for clinicians and patients.

KEYWORDS:

HIV; pre-exposure prophylaxis; prevention

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