Term HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Medication
Code LH-6700.6400-300
Definition Programs that provide prescription medication that provides way for people at substantial risk for HIV to reduce the likelihood of infection by taking a pill every day in conjunction with other prevention measures. When someone is exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use, the medication can work to keep the virus from establishing a permanent infection. When taken consistently, PrEP (an acronym for "pre-exposure prophylaxis") has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are at high risk by up to 92%; but is much less effective if it is not taken consistently. PrEP is a powerful tool that is meant to be used as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention plan that includes consistent and correct use of condoms, HIV risk reduction counseling, regular HIV testing and screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections.
Created 1/7/15
Changed 4/14/15
Use References HIV-Related Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Medication
See Also References AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (LH-6700.6400-040)
AIDS/HIV Clinics (LT-1750.0500)
AIDS/HIV Control (JP-1500.1700-050)
AIDS/HIV Prevention Counseling (LH-2700.0150)
AIDS/HIV/STD Prevention Supplies (LH-5000.0600)
HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis Medication (LH-6700.6400-285)
HIV Testing (LF-4900.2400)
HIV Waivers (FT-3600.0250-300)
Needle Exchange/Distribution Programs (RX-8470.1900-610)
Safer Sex Education (LJ-8000.8000)
External Classification Terms Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (AIRS HC-300)
Health Support (NTE E60)
Pharmaceutics (NPC E10)
Pharmacology (NPC G03.11)
Related Concepts
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Bibliographic References "Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis", Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre-exposure_prophylaxis

"Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)", Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/prevention/research/prep/

"Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as a Form of HIV Prevention", ACT website, http://www.actoronto.ca/home.nsf/pages/act.docs.2293

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