SEARCH Phase II Findings Published in PLoS Med
The SEARCH Collaboration published important Phase II findings "HIV incidence after pre-exposure prophylaxis initiation among women and men at elevated HIV risk: A population-based study in rural Kenya and Uganda" in the prestigious PLoSMed journal. SEARCH found that population-level offer of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with rapid start and flexible service delivery was associated with 74% lower HIV incidence. HIV infections were significantly lower among women who started PrEP. Universal HIV testing with linkage to treatment and prevention, including PrEP, is a promising approach to accelerate reductions in new infections.
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