TITLE

Antiretroviral Therapy as HIV Prevention: Status and Prospects

AUTHOR(S)
Mayer, Kenneth H.; Venkatesh, Kartik K.
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
American Journal of Public Health;Oct2010, Vol. 100 Issue 10, p1867
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
As antiretroviral treatment of HIV infection has become increasingly accessible, attention has focused on whether these drugs can used for prevention because of increased tolerability of newer medications, decreased cost, and the limitations of other approaches. We review the status of antiretroviral HIV prevention, including chemoprophylaxis, as well as the effects of treatment of infected individuals on prevention. It is possible that the life-saving agents that have transformed the natural history of AIDS can be a critical component of HIV prevention efforts, but their ultimate role in affecting HIV transmission dynamics remains to be defined.
ACCESSION #
53722738

 

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