Defining the HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Care Continuum

by Nunn, A.S., Brinkley-Rubinstein, L., Oldenburg, C.E., et al.
AIDS (2017), 31: 731–734

4 pp. 244 kB
http://journals.lww.com/aidsonline/Fulltext/2017/03130/Defining_the_HIV_pre_expos
ure_prophylaxis_care.15.aspx

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been proven effective in HIV prevention. Yet it remains unclear how to measure the implementation of PrEP programs. Nor is it clear why clients do or do not accept, adhere to, or disengage from PrEP treatment. The authors present a framework for a PrEP cascade of care and categories for PrEP retention including clients’ knowledge, linkage to care, adherence, and retention.

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