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WHO recommends long-acting cabotegravir for HIV prevention

WHO recommends long-acting cabotegravir for HIV prevention

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The WHO has released new guidelines for the use of long-acting injectable cabotegravir (CAB-LA) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV and called for countries to consider this a safe and highly effective prevention option for people at substantial risk of HIV infection. The guidelines released ahead of the 24th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022), will support countries as they plan for CAB-LA introduction as part of a comprehensive approach to HIV prevention and will facilitate urgently needed operational research. The guidelines are being launched at a critical moment, as HIV prevention efforts have stalled with 1.5 million new HIV infections in 2021 – the same as 2020. There were 4000 new infections every day in 2021, with key populations (sex workers, men who have sex...

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