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What do international guidelines say about PrEP?

The World Health Organization recommends that in all countries, PrEP should be available to men who have sex with men, alongside other HIV prevention interventions. It may also be provided to people who have an HIV-positive partner. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends PrEP for the same groups, as well as people who inject drugs and heterosexual adults “who are at substantial risk of HIV acquisition”. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) advises European countries to consider “integrating PrEP into their existing HIV prevention package for those most at-risk of HIV infection, starting with MSM”.

PrEP

Published July 2015

Last reviewed July 2015

Next review July 2018

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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