What primary care providers need to know about preexposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention: a narrative review.

@article{Krakower2012WhatPC,
  title={What primary care providers need to know about preexposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention: a narrative review.},
  author={Douglas S. Krakower and Kenneth H. Mayer},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={157 7},
  pages={490-7}
}
As HIV prevalence climbs globally, including more than 50 000 new infections per year in the United States, we need more effective HIV prevention strategies. The use of antiretrovirals for preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among high-risk persons without HIV is emerging as one such strategy. Randomized, controlled trials have demonstrated that once-daily oral PrEP decreased HIV incidence among at-risk men who have sex with men and African heterosexuals, including serodiscordant couples. An… CONTINUE READING

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