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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
PrEP, The Pill, and the Fear of Promiscuity

LGBT academic Ian Lekus compares the furore around PrEP with the one that met the development of the contraceptive pill: "Acknowledged or not, PrEP users — and for that matter, three decades-plus of HIV/AIDS activism — build directly on how the Pill’s early adopters challenged the presumed omniscience of medical authorities. The experiences of the Pill’s first users also remind us to keep a critical eye trained on those institutions and narratives that circumscribe the quest for balancing health, desire, and autonomy."

Published
25 September 2014
From
Nursing Clio
Truvada: 'Honestly, it's a revolution. It's so great taking control'

In their own words, 12 candidates for the HIV prevention pill describe their decision to accept or reject a Truvada prescription

Published
25 September 2014
From
The Guardian
Prep Use Up in SF, Advocates Seek Wider Access

The number of people using pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, to prevent HIV infection has risen steadily over the past year, according to data presented this week.

Published
22 September 2014
From
BETA blog
Targeting PrEP to High-Risk Gays Would Lower HIV - For a Huge Price

Targeting Truvada as PrEP to New York City men who have sex with men at high risk for HIV is the most cost-effective approach to promoting the intervention.

Published
22 September 2014
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