HIV/AIDS Glossary

Primary Prophylaxis

Synonym(s): Primary Prevention

Drugs or other forms of treatment used to prevent the development of a disease in a person who is at risk for but with no prior history of the disease. For example, primary prophylaxis is used to prevent people with advanced HIV infection from developing opportunistic infections, such as toxoplasmosis.

Related Term(s): Maintenance Therapy

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