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The HIV Guidelines Shift Focus From Care to Standard of Care

The globally-followed guidelines have changed the very nature of guidelines for the treatment of HIV. Clinical consensus among globally-followed guidelines means that the focus shifts from care to the standard of care, and to adding public health and quality of life.

Oral PrEP (containing [tenofovir disoproxil fumarate]) should be offered as an additional prevention choice for people at substantial risk of HIV infection as part of combination prevention approaches. Gilead Sciences’ Truvada (tenofovir plus emtricitabine) has been most extensively studied for PrEP and is the only PrEP option approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Tenofovir alone was also evaluated in some PrEP trials.

Expanded access to treatment and PrEP are key tools to reach the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets, which include 90% of people living with HIV being aware of their status, 90% of those receiving antiretroviral therapy and 90% of those having undetectable viral load.

Ten Things You Must Know About HIV Today

  1. PrEP works in the real world
  2. HIV can be detected within weeks
  3. Late testing can be lethal
  4. Undetectable viral load can be an effective HIV prevention strategy
  5. Repeated exposures increase the risk of an activity
  6. Not every HIV exposure leads to an infection
  7. Rectal fluid can transmit HIV
  8. People aren’t using condoms correctly
  9. People with HIV can have a near-normal life expectancy
  10. Prepare for an aging HIV epidemic

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