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PrEP Effective Only When Drugs Taken As Prescribed, Study Shows

Humanosphere: HIV prevention trial exposes adherence challenge
Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses results of a study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine examining the effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection. “Treatments to prevent the spread of HIV are extremely effective, only when people take them correctly. … The study, conducted in sub-Saharan Africa, is a small set-back for the potential of [PrEP] to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS…” (2/11).