Posts Tagged ‘preexposure prophylaxis’

Men Who Have Sex with Men

Posted by • August 28th, 2015

A new Clinical Practice article covers primary care for men who have sex with men. Care should include a detailed sexual history to assess the risk of infection with HIV, the use of preexposure prophylaxis for those at high risk, and appropriate vaccinations and regular testing for sexually transmitted infections. Men who have sex with men,… Read More…

Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV-1 Infection

Posted by • February 4th, 2015

In December 2007, Elizabeth Mataka, the United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, highlighted one of many stark realities of the HIV epidemic: “61% of all those living with HIV in Africa are women,” she wrote. “And 26 years into the epidemic, we know that underpinning this terrible statistic is gender inequality.” Condoms work. But… Read More…

The AIDS Pandemic

Posted by • June 7th, 2013

The HIV–AIDS pandemic is now in its fourth decade. The latest article in our new Global Health series describes how HIV–AIDS has been transformed from a death sentence into a manageable illness and outlines the need for continued and coordinated international efforts. It was not until the third decade of the epidemic that the world’s public… Read More…

Would You Recommend Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention?

Posted by • August 2nd, 2012

In our latest Clinical Decisions, two patients— a 46-year-old man from New York who has sex with men and an 18-year-old heterosexual woman with multiple partners in South Africa — are at risk for infection with HIV.  Would you recommend preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP)? This question comes on the heels of three large studies of oral TDF… Read More…