pre–exposure prophylaxis

noun

Definition of pre–exposure prophylaxis

  1. :  a preventive treatment for HIV infection in which antiretroviral drugs are taken by an uninfected person who is at a high risk of contracting HIV In some quarters, the idea that healthy gay men should take a medication to prevent infection—an approach called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP—has met with hostility or indifference. — David Tuller —abbreviation PrEP

2005

First Known Use of pre–exposure prophylaxis

2005


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