Here’s the deal: One in five new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. are among cis women. Women of African descent make up about 64% of these new diagnoses while only accounting for 13% of the U.S. female population. Can PrEP prevent HIV among all women? Can PrEP reduce the grave racial/ethnic disparities seen in rates of HIV acquisition among Black women?
Is pericoital or peri-insemination pre-exposure prophylaxis effective human immunodeficiency prevention for vaginal exposures?
In fact, there has never been a case reported of penile-vaginal HIV transmission in the setting of an undetectable viral load. Therefore, in these studies, HIV prevention was due to treatment as prevention and not subtherapeutically dosed PrEP.
Dr. Garcia explains what will happen during the prenatal visit, and tells Poppy that, “Every pregnant woman should know her HIV status.”
Katina wants to stop using condoms with her partner because they don’t want barriers between them. Her partner has an undetectable viral load.
Watch the recording of the “Hangouts with HIVE: HIV Prevention for Women: Where’s My PrEP” Google Hangout.