Pre-expositieprofylaxe van hiv-infectie? Nee, tenzij
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28-06-2013
A.J.P. (Joan) Boeke en Adrie M. Heijnen

Pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV transmission? No, unless

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with tenofovir/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) will soon be available in the Netherlands. Moderate evidence concerning practical efficacy, small absolute risk reduction (1-2%) and a high number needed to treat (50-75) are key figures. Prevention of one HIV infection will cost EUR 350,000 to 500,000. No information is available on long-term renal function and antiretroviral resistance. Guidelines are needed before treatment with PrEP is introduced in the Netherlands.

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