January 10, 2018

Sexually transmitted infections in the era of antiretroviral-based HIV prevention: Priorities for discovery research, implementation science, and community involvement

Authors:

Jeanne M. Marrazzo, Julia C. Dombrowski, & Kenneth H. Mayer

University of Washington affiliated authors are displayed in bold.

Published: January 2018

Read the full text in the open access journal PLoS Medicine

Excerpt:

Summary points
  • Persons living with HIV who achieve sustained viral suppression with antiretroviral therapy can avoid sexual transmission of HIV without using condoms.
  • Similarly, pre-exposure prophylaxis with tenofovir-emtricitabine in HIV-uninfected persons is highly effective.
  • With this background, rates of sexually transmitted infections are increasing in some HIV-infected populations, and in some at risk for HIV acquisition.
  • The implications require reassessment of the alignment and prioritization of HIV research funding, public health policy, and community engagement.

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