Israeli Health Ministry Approves Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV

In unprecedented move, Knesset panel agrees to ministerial plan for instituting PrEP protocol, based on drugs already administered to carriers of the virus that are also effective in preventing infection.

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The Israeli Health Ministry has for the first time approved pre-exposure prophylaxis that will help prevent HIV infection. The PrEP process, as it is called for short, involves taking drugs that substantially...