3rd Documented PrEP Failure Reported from San Francisco

Some alarming news coming out of the IDWeek conference as a man has contracted a drug-resistant strain of HIV from his partner while on a strict PrEP protocol.

DNA analysis taken from hair samples demonstrated that the man adhered correctly to the program without missing a dose of the drug.


This news shouldn't scare you away from PrEP, the cause is thought to be because the man's partner wasn't following their HIV protocol as instructed. Instead, it shows that PrEP cannot always be enough. Condom use and honest conversations with partners is still a big factor.

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