Summary of German-Austrian HIV PrEP guideline

HIV Med. 2019 Jul;20(6):368-376. doi: 10.1111/hiv.12724. Epub 2019 May 29.


Objectives: HIV Pre-Exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a strategy to reduce HIV transmission in people at risk. Aim of this first German-Austrian PrEP guideline is to provide professional guidance on: when and in whom to use PrEP, recommended laboratory tests before and while on PrEP, selection of drugs, prevention of adverse events as a consequence of missing accompanying medical care, and general handling of PrEP in adults and adolescents.

Methods: Commented summary of of the S2k PrEP consensus guidelines released by the German and Austrian HIV medical societies to highlight the key recommendations of the guidelines.

Content: Detailed information about effectiveness of PrEP, when and in whom to use PrEP, as well as about additional monitoring of HIV PrEP are included in the HIV PrEP guidelines. Therewith detailed guidance for people being involved in PrEP counseling and associated care is provided.

Keywords: HIV; German-Austrian guideline; PrEP; pre-exposure prophylaxis.

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Retroviral Agents / administration & dosage*
  • Austria
  • Disease Transmission, Infectious / prevention & control*
  • Germany
  • HIV Infections / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis / methods*


  • Anti-Retroviral Agents