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Pre-exposure prophylaxis is effective at preventing HIV in high risk gay men, study shows

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4860 (Published 10 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4860
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Daily HIV medicine is highly effective in preventing new HIV infections in gay men who are HIV negative but at high risk of becoming infected, a study has shown. The findings supported adding pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as soon as possible to HIV prevention measures in men who have sex with men who are at high risk of HIV infection, the researchers said.

The open label study enrolled 544 HIV negative men who have sex with men who had had anal intercourse without a condom in the previous 90 days. They were recruited from 13 sexual health clinics in England from November 2012 …

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