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PrEP for a new era

It was an exciting morning for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) using daily oral TDF/FTC (brand-name Truvada).

Published
29 October 2014
From
What's Up HIV (blog)
San Francisco to spend $300K improving access to PrEP

The Board of Supervisors approved spending $300,000 Tuesday to fund so-called navigators to help residents gain access to an HIV-prevention drug, PrEP. The funding will be used to hire people in nonprofits to help residents learn about the drug, which can reduce users' chances of being infected, and to help them use their existing benefits like Medi-Cal to cover the drug expenses.

Published
29 October 2014
From
San Francisco Examiner
Dr. Robert Grant, MD, MPH: The City of Love Could Lead the Way Toward Ending HIV Transmission

As we enter our fourth decade without a cure for HIV, public interest in ending new infections has seemed to wane. Now's not the time to stop talking about AIDS. With important new treatment and prevention tools in our arsenal, San Francisco - known as the City of Love - could be the first U.S. city to end HIV transmission.

Published
29 October 2014
From
Huffington Post
PrEP Pops Up On Cruising Sites

We are now seeing the emergence of profiles where guys self-identify as PrEP users on cruising sites and apps like Grindr and Squirt. Is this a signal that PrEP is now a part of gay men’s sex lives? I decided to check out one of these sites to see what was happening.

Published
22 October 2014
From
Positive Lite
The Welcome Side Effect of PrEP

A spike in relationships that bridge the so-called viral divide may be an unintended side effect of the use of PrEP for HIV prevention.

Published
14 October 2014
From
The Advocate
The Pill Truvada Can Prevent HIV/AIDS, and for Some, That's a Problem

Researchers estimate that PrEP is over 90 percent effective if taken as prescribed. The PrEP program also calls for screenings for HIV and sexually transmitted infections at three-month intervals. This addresses a challenge doctors have struggled with for years: keeping at-risk people in contact with medical care for regular testing and rapid treatment. But despite its promise, PrEP has generated significant controversy in the LGBT and public health communities.

Published
08 October 2014
From
Newsweek
Magnetic Love and Making Healthy Babies - Carolina's story

Carolina describes her use of pre-exposure prophylaxis in order to have a baby with her HIV-positive partner.

Published
02 October 2014
From
My PrEP Experience (blog)
Would an HIV-preventing drug change your world?

BBC World Service phone-in discussion on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Contributors include Michael Weinstein (AIDS Healthcare Foundation), Helen Rees (Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute), Garry Brough (Terrence Higgins Trust), David Campos (San Francisco Board of Supervisors) and PrEP users.

Published
01 October 2014
From
BBC World Have Your Say (audio)
NYC promotes acceptance of controversial HIV drug

New York City's health department is advertising on gay hookup apps and lobbying doctors to promote wider use of a controversial anti-HIV pill that vastly cuts the risk of infection. But the therapy has stoked infighting among AIDS activists over promiscuity and safer sex practices.

Published
01 October 2014
From
Newsday
Can this HIV drug help to end 30 years of blighted lives?

Truvada is giving peace of mind to gay men in the US – it should be offered here on the NHS now.

Published
29 September 2014
From
The Guardian
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