Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV has gained support in recent years because of the limitations of behavioral and biological prevention strategies, the demonstration of PrEP efficacy in clinical trials, and the endorsement and recommendations for use of PrEP by national organizations and guidelines. In addition to PrEP, postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) also plays an important role in HIV prevention when initiated soon after a potential exposure to HIV.
For both PrEP and PEP, determining appropriate candidates for and the timing of therapy initiation, as well as a thorough knowledge of available antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, are key steps to reducing the risk for HIV acquisition.
Are you familiar with the best strategies for PrEP and PEP? Check your knowledge with this quick quiz.
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Cite this: Jason F. Okulicz. Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About HIV Pre- and Postexposure Prophylaxis? - Medscape - Jan 19, 2021.