Advocating Pill, U.S. Signals Shift to Prevent AIDS

Donald G. McNeil Jr.
(The New York Times, May 15, 2014)
“Federal health officials recommended [this week]…that hundreds of thousands of Americans at risk for AIDS take a daily pill that has been shown to prevent infection with the virus that causes it. If broadly followed, the advice could transform AIDS prevention in the United States — from reliance on condoms…to a regimen that relies on an antiretroviral drug…The guidelines tell doctors to consider the drug regimen, called PrEP, for pre-exposure prophylaxis, for gay men who have sex without condoms; heterosexuals with high-risk partners…Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] have long been frustrated that the number of H.I.V. infections in the United States has barely changed in a decade.”
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