An Australian Man Who Was Using PrEP ‘On Demand’ Has Contracted HIV – Hornet

For years now, PrEP has been a highly effective tool in the HIV prevention toolbox, not just for gay men but for all at-risk groups. The pill, also referred to by its brand name, Truvada, is nearly 100% effective in preventing seroconversion in those who take it daily, as directed. Now word has come down that an Aussie gay man who was using PrEP “on demand” has contracted HIV. We do not know whether his seroconversion was due to a medication-resistant strain of HIV or a lack of daily adherence to the drug, as proper PrEP use is key to ...

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