Journal of Gastroenterology and Digestive Diseases

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Editorial - Journal of Gastroenterology and Digestive Diseases (2021) Volume 6, Issue 4

Editorial Note on Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

Evidence on the long-term risk of HIV infection in individuals taking HIV post-exposure prophylaxis remains limited. during this retrospective data linkage study, we evaluate the occurrence of HIV infection in 975 individuals who sought post-exposure prophylaxis during a tertiary hospital between 2007 and 2013. Using privacy preserving probabilistic linkage, we link these 975 records with two observational databases providing data on HIV events (Zurich Primary HIV Infection study and therefore the Swiss HIV Cohort Study). this permits us to spot 22 HIV infections and to get long-term follow-up data, which reveal a median of 4.1 years between consultation for post-exposure prophylaxis and HIV diagnosis. albeit men who roll in the hay with men constitute only 35.8% of these seeking post-exposure prophylaxis, all 22 events occur during this subgroup. These findings should strongly encourage early consideration of pre-exposure prophylaxis in men who roll in the hay with men after a primary episode of post-exposure prophylaxis.

Author(s): Jessy Siba

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