Lina Rosengren-Hovee, MD, MPH, MS, was interviewed for a story that answers a common question about HIV and PrEP. “Can You Get HIV From Someone on PrEP?” was published in The Body.
Rosengren said the odds for transmitting or acquiring an HIV infection are unlikely. “When we start people on PrEP, we get an HIV test,” she says. Part of the guidelines that clinicians follow when prescribing PrEP involve ordering an HIV test first to ensure that their patient isn’t already living with HIV.”
Dr. Rosengren-Hovee is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases.