Can PREP Work for HIV/AIDS Prevention?
PrEP is a promising approach to HIV prevention that is now being studied in clinical trials. This approach shows promise for the following reasons: Giving pregnant women who are • HIV positive antiretrovirals during their pregnancy and during breastfeeding, and to their infants keeps most babies free of HIV infection. • Giving healthcare workers antiretrovirals soon after they are exposed to HIV by a prick from an HIV contaminated needle has protected most from getting infected. • Giving certain antiretrovirals to monkeys before exposing them to the monkey form of HIV protects many against infection.