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Zimbabwe: Zim to Roll Out Pre-Exposure HIV Pill

ZIMBABWE will soon start rolling out pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication in selected districts in the country after adopting World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on HIV treatment and prevention.

Published
21 hours ago
From
AllAfrica
HIV diagnoses falling steeply, early figures show: London clinics see hope in increased use of pre-exposure prophylaxis

Early figures from four London sexual health clinics reveal a steep decline in the rate of HIV diagnoses in 2016, raising the possibility that the virus could be managed out of existence in the UK. The fall might be explained by the increased use of medicines called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. The medicines are provided by the clinics but are also for sale online, though they are not available on the NHS.

Published
13 January 2017
From
Financial Times
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
CDC guidelines for HIV prevention regimen may not go far enough, study suggests

A new study from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health suggests modifying federal health guidelines related to the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV transmission because current standards could miss some people who should be on it.

Published
10 January 2017
From
EurekAlert
Blunt new PrEP campaign urges folks to 'F*ck Without Fear'

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is using raw and real language in its latest safe-sex campaign: ‘F*ck w/out Fear, PrEP Here.’ The bold new campaign includes a billboard in the heart of West Hollywood.

Published
09 January 2017
From
Gay Star News
No decrease in HIV infections among gay men per CDC data; More PrEP coverage needed

Country-wide, it seems like PrEP’s impact is much smaller than it could be. Far fewer people are taking PrEP now than need to be for PrEP to significantly reduce the percentage of new infections that happen every year.

Published
09 January 2017
From
BETA blog
This Is How Much The NHS Spent Trying To Avoid Paying For The HIV Prevention Drug

NHS England spent over £100,000 fighting a court case and bringing an appeal in a failed attempt to avoid providing the drug that prevents HIV, BuzzFeed News can reveal.

Published
05 January 2017
From
Buzzfeed
STI Diagnoses Rise Among PrEP Users in a Northern California Health System

Among a large group of people accessing Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) from a Northern California health system, the quarterly rates of rectal gonorrhea and urethral chlamydia increased steadily and about doubled after one year.

Published
05 January 2017
From
POZ
The ‘final nail in the coffin’ for Aids?

A surge in the use of preventative drugs is reducing risk but with more than 36m people living with HIV a huge challenge remains.

Published
05 January 2017
From
Financial Times
An Implant Could Revolutionize The Way We Protect Ourselves From HIV

To help develop a long-term solution, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is investing up to $140 million in the creation of a subdermal implant that can continuously release PrEP for up to one year before needing to be replaced.

Published
04 January 2017
From
Huffington Post
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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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