Category: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Keywords: HIV, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, PrEP (PubMed Search)
In May 2014, the U.S. Public Health Service released the first comprehensive clinical practice guidelines for PrEP.
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) has been shown to decrease the risk of HIV infection in people who are at high risk by up to 92%, if taken consistently.
How this applies to the ED patient:
For more information, the CDC has a comprehensive website dedicated to PrEP.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/prevention/research/prep/.
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