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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.

Read full story at aidsmap.com


(Credit: Shared on MSM Sexual Health - Asia)

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