Widespread Support for HIV PrEP Among Infectious Disease Doctors in the US and Canada

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From aidsmap.com

Few have ever prescribed PrEP

Three-quarters of infectious disease specialists in the United States and Canada are supportive of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), but only 9% have prescribed the treatment, results of a survey published in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases show. The study is the largest-ever survey of physician attitudes towards PrEP.

“Strong support exists for PrEP but very few clinicians (9%) have actually provided it,” comment the authors. “Additionally, a wide range of PrEP practices existed among those who have or would give PrEP including differences in deciding who is eligible for PrEP, how persons on PrEP are followed-up and how PrEP is discontinued.”

PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of infection with HIV in certain at-risk populations. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published guidance documents concerning eligibility for PrEP, and how to begin, monitor and cease…

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