Summary: Preexposure prophylaxis for the prevention of HIV infection USPSTF recommendation statement
New cases of HIV might be decreasing overall, but the incidence is rising in some groups.
Unless there are specific contraindications, clinicians should advise patients to follow local vaccine standards, the guideline says.
The proposal represents an update and expansion of USPSTF’s current recommendation.
Fluoroquinolones are recommended for adults with cancer-related immunosuppression if they are at high risk of infection, according to an updated...
The prevalence of congenital syphilis was in decline from 2008 to 2012, but then increased by 87% from 2012 to 2016.
From the Journals
Although some stakeholders are interested in keeping it going, it’s unclear what that would look like and what role, if any, AHRQ would have.
About one-quarter of patients whose infection is treated with vancomycin will likely experience at least one additional episode of infection.
The draft recommendation reaffirms advice issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in 2009.
To be effective, PEP needs to be initiated within 72 hours of exposure, but many people don’t know about this option.