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10 Moments That Changed HIV Care This Year

December 13, 2013


At Last, PEP Modernization

At Last, PEP Modernization

It's been eight years -- an eon in the HIV medical world -- since the last time the U.S. updated its official guidelines for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), the process an HIV-negative person undergoes when he or she has very recently had a high-risk exposure to HIV.

In that time, we've seen dramatic improvements in HIV treatment, developed a better understanding for how HIV works, and grown more mature and knowledgeable in our strategies regarding how to prevent HIV transmission.

Finally, this year, our PEP guidelines were brought in line with modern medical science. Featuring reasonable recommendations regarding what medications to prescribe, what HIV testing approach to use and what other key considerations to keep in mind, the updated guidelines should finally make this important document worth regularly referring to once again.

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