Kaiser PrEP users see no new HIV infections

Dec 13, 2014
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No new HIV infections have occurred among more than 500 Kaiser Permanente members using pre-exposure prophylaxis – better known as PrEP – but condom use appears to be declining among a subset of gay men, according to a small survey presented at a forum commemorating World AIDS Day.

Kaiser researcher Bradley Hare. Photo: Susan Merrell -- No new HIV infections have occurred among more than 500 Kaiser Permanente members using pre-exposure prophylaxis – better known as PrEP

Kaiser researcher Bradley Hare. Photo: Susan Merrell

“PrEP is provided for the purpose of preventing HIV infections, and we’re seeing that hold true,” Bradley Hare, Kaiser’s director of HIV care and prevention, told the Bay Area Reporter.

Hare described preliminary findings from a survey of Kaiser members who started taking Gilead Sciences’ Truvada (tenofovir and emtricitabine) combination pill to prevent HIV.

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