"TAKE IT EASY" Pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP) : useful for some high-risk patients
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Prevention of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission by taking medication, also called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), is offered to people who want to reduce the risk of becoming infected by this virus during the course of high-risk sexual practices, or needle sharing during drug use. In 2017, the initial evaluation of the emtricitabine + tenofovir combination established that it is a useful option in this setting...

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Questions (True or False?)
1- A systematic review published by the US Preventive ServicesTask Force in 2019 concluded that PrEP is safe during pregnancy.
In trials that included persons whose adherence was estimated at less than or equal to 40%, PrEP did not reduce the number of HIV infections.
PrEP does not protect drug users against HIV infection.
4- Use of the emtricitabine + tenofovir combination without any other anti-retroviral in a HIV-infected patient carries a risk of developing resistance to these antiretroviral drugs.

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