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From aidsmap: Breakthrough infections

Key points

  • When people take PrEP as it’s prescribed, it prevents almost 100% of HIV infections.

  • Fewer than 20 breakthrough cases have been reported in scientific journals, out of about one million people taking PrEP worldwide.

  • The highest risk factor of acquiring HIV while taking PrEP is poor adherence.

  • When breakthrough infections have been reported, they have typically occurred when people on PrEP have been exposed to HIV that has resistance to the drugs in PrEP.

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(Credit: Shared on MSM Sexual Health - Asia)

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