Pre Exposure Prophylaxis ( Prep ) For Hiv Prevention

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Brent Henrikson
Name: University
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Abstract
“Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention is a promising experimental approach currently being tested globally. A number of PrEP trials are evaluating the safety and effectiveness of PrEP in men who have sex with men (MSM) and other populations at risk for HIV, and results will be available from this first generation of efficacy trials over the next few years. Here we review the rationale for orally-administered antiretrovirals for prevention, and outline issues the first generation trials will address as well as questions that may be addressed in future studies. We also describe the rationale for combination prevention approaches that may combine PrEP with other prevention modalities as part of a larger prevention package” (Buchbinder and Liu, 2011).
Summary
Buchbinder and Liu (2011) underscored the importance of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by stating that the future prevention and management of HIV infection lies in the ability to prevent the infection in the first place. This article focused on “reviewing the rationale for orally-administered antiretrovirals for prevention, and outline issues the first generation trials will address as well as questions that may be addressed in future studies” (Buchbinder and Liu, 2011). The article also focused on discussing the reasoning for combining PrEP with other prevention methods. A number of trials have been focusing on determining
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