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London doctors on verge of defeating HIV thanks to new programme

London doctors believe they could be on course to defeat HIV after a dramatic fall in the number of new infections, the Standard can reveal. An early intervention programme imported from San Francisco has seen a 42 per cent reduction in new cases of HIV at 56 Dean Street in Soho, the biggest sexual health clinic in Europe.

Published
11 January 2017
From
London Evening Standard
Statement on the provision of PrEP and PEP

The Association of Directors of Public Health is calling for NHS England to commission a national programme for PrEP and for their commissioning of PEP to include the open access sexual health services commissioned by local authorities... Correspondence from NHS England to local authority commissioners makes it clear that they will not reimburse PEP provided by local authorities' sexual health services.

Published
30 March 2016
From
Association of Directors of Public Health
People Are So Desperate For The Drug That Blocks HIV They're “Cheating” The NHS

It’s called “clinic hopping” and involves lying to doctors to get the drug Truvada. Those involved spoke to BuzzFeed News about the lengths they’ll go to for PrEP – and why.

Published
04 February 2016
From
BuzzFeed News
How gay men in London ask for PEP to get PrEP

Greg Owen describes how increasing numbers of gay men in London are 'clinic hopping' in order to claim P:E:P (post-exposure prophylaxis) and instead using it as PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis).

Published
13 October 2015
From
Greg Owen blog
Inside an HIV prevention clinic—trying to transition from PEP to PrEP

Researchers in Toronto have conducted an observational study to evaluate a program that assessed which patients using PEP would be good candidates for PrEP once their course of PEP was completed.

Published
16 September 2015
From
CATIE
High rate of mental health issues found among some PEP users

Researchers in Boston found that people who sought PEP had a high rate of mental health issues. The Boston team strongly encourages healthcare providers who prescribe PEP to screen and treat potential patients for mental health issues.

Published
26 August 2015
From
CATIE
Who’s been using PEP—and would they benefit from PrEP?

With 50,000 new HIV infections occurring in the U.S. every year, it’s clear that PEP isn’t being used as often as it could be. Using data collected at a large community health center over the past 15 years, two recent studies evaluated who has been accessing and using PEP—and provide insight into how researchers and practitioners can more effectively deploy biomedical prevention strategies moving forward.

Published
11 June 2015
From
Betablog
US: Only 1 Confirmed Case of Occupational HIV Acquisition Since 1999

Only a single health care worker was confirmed to have acquired HIV on the job between 2000 and 2013, according to the CDC.

Published
14 January 2015
From
AIDSMeds
NYC Health Dept. Launches PrEP, PEP Outreach Campaign

To boost awareness of pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP and PEP) to prevent HIV infection, the NYC Department of Health has launched an outreach program targeted to 600 doctors.

Published
14 January 2015
From
Poz magazine news
Who’s to blame for misuse of HIV drugs in Kenya?

Reports of sex workers misusing HIV drugs have left activists wondering if the government invested enough in HIV education before purchasing medicine, worth 4 billion Kenyan shilling. Many sex workers say clients prefer to have unprotected sex and will pay more money for it. This being a business, the women often choose to have unprotected sex, then rush to a public hospital for post-exposure prophylaxis medication, claiming they have been raped or had a burst condom. Some sex workers have also expressed uncertainties about the sustainability of the project, so they go to different hospitals and stockpile the medication, just in case it is no longer available in public hospitals.

Published
07 January 2015
From
Key Correspondents
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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