Since its identification in the early 1980s as a disease-causing agent, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been a major focus of public health initiatives worldwide. Identifying effective treatment and prevention interventions has resulted in significant improvements in life expectancy and quality of life of people living with HIV, and reduced infection rates amongst people at risk of acquiring HIV.
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For decades, prevention of HIV transmission focused on barrier methods, particularly condoms, abstinence and serosorting, the process of selecting a sexual partner based on their HIV status – each with varying levels of effectiveness.
Recently, the advent of biomedical prevention using antiretroviral (ARV) agents has dramatically altered the landscape of HIV prevention. Referred to as pre-exposure prophylaxis –
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