On-demand pill protocol protects against HIV
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On-demand pill protocol protects against HIV: Finally, there's an effective prevention strategy -- other than condoms -- that can be used, as needed, by patients at high risk for HIV infection. Practice changer: Offer patients at high risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), particularly men who have sex with men, preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with a combination pill of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine (TDF-FTC) on an on-demand basis to decrease HIV-1 infection rates. STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION: B: Based on one good quality randomized controlled trial.
Journal of Family Practice, 65(08) 2016: 556-558