PrEP in Clinical Setting Results in No New HIV Infections

In a large clinical practice setting, there has been an increasing amount of referrals and initiation of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for the prevention of HIV transmission. In this particular group over a three year period, there were no new cases of HIV among those using PrEP. While this population was overwhelmingly (99%) MSM, three heterosexual women also participated in the study. Researchers feel that further outreach is needed to spread PrEP use among other populations than MSM.


Volk JE, Marcus JL, Phengrasamy T, Blechinger D, Nguyen DP, Follansbee S, Hare CB. No new HIV infections with increasing use of HIV preexposure prophylaxis in a clinical practice setting. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Nov 15;61(10):1601-3.



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