Controlling the HIV epidemic with antiretrovirals: IAPAC consensus statement on treatment as prevention and preexposure prophylaxis

J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2013 May-Jun;12(3):208-16. doi: 10.1177/2325957413475839.


In the context of emerging evidence related to preexposure prophylaxis and HIV treatment as prevention, an evidence summit was held in mid-2012 to discuss the current state of the science and to provide a platform for consensus building around whether and how these prevention strategies might be implemented globally. Health care providers, researchers, policy makers, people living with HIV/AIDS, and representatives of government authorities, donor agencies, pharmaceutical companies, advocacy organizations, and professional associations attended from 52 countries. An international advisory committee was convened to identify key messages and recommendations based upon the data presented and discussed at the summit. The advisory committee further worked to develop this consensus statement meant to assist relevant stakeholders in taking stock and mapping out a route forward to enhance the HIV prevention armamentarium.

Keywords: HIV; biobehavioral; preexposure prophylaxis; prevention; treatment as prevention.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Retroviral Agents / administration & dosage*
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Clinical Protocols
  • Drug Administration Schedule
  • Epidemics / prevention & control*
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology*
  • HIV Infections / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Post-Exposure Prophylaxis


  • Anti-Retroviral Agents