Definition of chemoprophylaxis in US English:



  • The use of drugs to prevent disease.

    • ‘Early detection of HIV optimizes chemoprophylaxis for opportunistic infections and provides an opportunity for secondary HIV prevention.’
    • ‘To prevent recurrence of serious bacterial respiratory infections, antibiotic chemoprophylaxis may be considered.’
    • ‘However, there is no evidence that chemoprophylaxis prevents late-onset disease.’
    • ‘It reviews key risk factors for malaria acquisition, measures to prevent mosquito bites, and drugs approved for chemoprophylaxis.’
    • ‘According to ACIP, chemoprophylaxis is not a substitute for vaccination.’