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Lapses in HIV prevention increase risk for bacterial sexually transmitted infections

Liz Scherer   |   Clinical Summary   |   30 November 2022
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Takeaway

  • Risk for acquisition of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs), especially chlamydia and gonorrhoea, remains high during lapses in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) care.

Why this matters

  • Strongly encourage maintenance of PrEP care, assist patients with linkage to transportation, appointments, and insurance.

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