Posts Tagged ‘PrEP’

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…

Antiretroviral Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention

Posted by • August 1st, 2012

What if there was a medication that one could take every day to prevent the acquisition of HIV? This approach to combat HIV is called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP.  The idea behind PrEP is that the same antiretroviral medications that are used to treat HIV infected individuals could also help protect non-infected individuals from acquiring… Read More…