Biomedical prevention: What is the current status?

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Abstract

Biomedical HIV prevention strategies for primary or secondary prevention of HIV transmission can be seen as an adjunct to behavioral prevention approaches. These interventions include vaccination, female controlled vaginal microbicides, male circumcision, treatment of sexually transmitted infections that cause genital ulceration, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PREP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP). This article reviews results from recent randomized controlled trials of novel biomedical prevention approaches and discusses interpretation of the results. The only intervention consistently demonstrating reductions in HIV transmission was adult male circumcision in Sub-Saharan Africa. Results of PREP trials will be available in the next several years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)679-682
Number of pages4
JournalAsian Biomedicine
Volume4
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010

Keywords

  • Biomedical prevention
  • HIV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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