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What does PreEP stand for?

PreEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (rabies immunization)

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Other important interventions include medical male circumcision, which offers a highly effective and durable way to protect heterosexual men from HIV infection; and potentially, pre-exposure prophylaxis with antiretroviral medications, which have shown promise in reducing an individual's risk of acquiring HIV infection.
The guidance is based on clinical trials indicating that HIV-negative people taking a daily dose of oral antiretroviral medication, known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), to reduce the risk of infection, is both safe for people to use and effective in preventing HIV.
The number of people eligible for antiretroviral treatment (ART) will grow by around 6 million as a result of recent World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on the use of antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV transmission, Dr Gottfried Hirnschall, head of the WHO's HIV department told the IAPAC Controlling the HIV Pandemic with Antiretrovirals: Treatment as Prevention and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Evidence Summit in London.
The study had enrolled 5,029 sexually active, HIV-negative women to test the daily use of two different oral antiretrovirals as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PREP): tenofovir and a combination tablet containing emtricitabine and tenofovir (known by the trademark Truvada), and a vaginal gel containing 1% tenofovir.
Julio Montaner said July 14 that pre-exposure prophylaxis should be used worldwide in order to derail the AIDS epidemic after two HIV studies in Africa revealed that antiretroviral drugs used in combination with anti-retroviral therapy helps treat HIV and prevents transmission through decreasing contagiousness.