Update on Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection.

Nada Fadul, Dora Lebron, Hunter Starr


New Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections have been slowly declining in the United States. This decline is partially attributed to the availability and uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) which has proven to be effective in preventing HIV transmission in high-risk individuals including gay and bisexual men, heterosexual men and women and people who inject drugs. However, the uptake of PrEP has not been as high in certain minority populations and there are significant challenges to the wide dissemination of this intervention. The status, as well as promising future directions of PrEP,  will be discussed in this article.


PrEP, HIV, Prevention

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18103/imr.v4i6.731


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