Southern African Guidelines for the Safe Use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in Persons at Risk of Acquiring HIV-1 Infection

In March 2016 the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society updated its first guidelines on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), advising that PrEP is a highly effective, safe, biomedical option for HIV prevention that can be incorporated with other combination prevention strategies in Southern Africa, given the high prevalence of HIV in the region. These guidelines explain what PrEP is, provide indications for its use in countries in southern Africa, outline steps for appropriate client selection, and offer guidance for monitoring and maintaining clients on PrEP.

Length: 
11 pages
Year: 
2016
Organization: 
Southern African HIV Clinicians Society
Languages: 
English
Author(s): 
Bekker LG, Rebe K, Venter F, Maartens G, Moorhouse M, Conradie F, et al.