HIV/AIDS

WHO expands recommendation on oral pre-exposure prophylaxis of HIV infection (PrEP)

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WHO

WHO expands recommendation on oral pre-exposure prophylaxis of HIV infection (PrEP)

Publication details

Number of pages: 2
Publication date: November 2015
Languages: English, Chinese, Russian
WHO reference number: WHO/HIV/2015.48

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Overview

In 2014 WHO recommended offering PrEP to men who have sex with men (MSM). On the basis of further evidence of the effectiveness and acceptability of PrEP, WHO has now broadened the recommendation to include all population groups at substantial risk of HIV infection.

Offering PrEP should be a priority for populations with an HIV incidence of about 3 per 100 person-years or higher. PrEP should be an additional prevention choice in a comprehensive package of services that also includes HIV testing, counselling, male and female condoms, lubricants, ARV treatment for partners with HIV infection, voluntary medical male circumcision and harm reduction interventions for people who use drugs.

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