Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Cuts HIV Risk

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Cuts HIV Risk

In 2015, recognising that HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has potential population-wide benefits, the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) guidelines recommend that PrEP should be offered as a choice to people who are at substantial risk of HIV infection as part of a combination HIV prevention programme. Previously, PrEP was only recommended for certain key affected populations such as sex workers, men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs.

Modern Medicine – Issue 4 2019