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Brazil to make PrEP available to populations at highest risk of HIV infection

Brazil will make the HIV preventative drug, PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), available to populations at highest risk of HIV infection. This includes sex workers, mixed HIV-status couples, transgender people and gay and bisexual men.

Published
26 May 2017
From
Gay Star News
Facing our fears: What does news of a possible PrEP failure mean?

In light of recent reports of a person becoming HIV positive while using PrEP, our community’s collective response can inform the future of HIV prevention and sexual health promotion in Australia. While HIV/AIDS organisations and community groups are leading the way to allay public concerns, we address some of the questions surrounding this unusual event.

Published
26 May 2017
From
Emen8
PrEP 17 – The coming of age of PrEP

PrEP17 explores the stories of over a dozen PrEP activists; current and former PrEP users; clinicians; and policy-makers. The 36 minute documentary film, commissioned by PrEPster, shines a light on how PrEP has become available to thousands of people, despite the failures of the health system.

Published
26 May 2017
From
Prepster
Melbourne man tests positive to HIV while taking preventative drug

A man has tested positive to HIV at a Melbourne clinic while participating in a trial of PrEP, an antiretroviral drug credited with preventing the spread of the disease. It's understood just over a week ago, he tested positive to HIV at a Melbourne clinic. On Monday, a spokesman at The Alfred confirmed researchers were "reviewing the clinical details of a man who has tested positive to HIV while being a registered participant of the Victorian PrEPX study."

Published
22 May 2017
From
The Age (Melbourne)
PrEP in the Transgender Population: New Study to Examine Effects

Transgender women are a fast-growing and disenfranchised population of HIV-positive people in the United States, but few opportunities are available for transgender individuals to be involved in HIV research. Including the transgender community in HIV studies is necessary to design preventive and curative approaches that can be applied across the entire spectrum of genders.

Published
22 May 2017
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
United States: A GOP Health Care Plan May Ruin Our Best Chance At Ending HIV And AIDS

Though it’s unclear how (or if) the ACA will be repealed, the plan passed by the House this month would certainly lead to fewer insured Americans and, by extension, fewer patients able to afford PrEP.

Published
17 May 2017
From
Huffington Post
Teen PrEP program ramps up in San Francisco

Three youth clinics of San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH)—Cole Street Youth Clinic, Dimensions Queer Youth Clinic, and the Michael Baxter Larkin Street Youth Clinic—are providing comprehensive PrEP services for young people ages 12 to 24.

Published
11 May 2017
From
BETA blog
Lib Dems say HIV prevention drug should be available on NHS

Lib Dem health spokesman Norman Lamb said: "PrEP is a vital weapon in the fight against HIV, and it's high time that it was made routinely available to those who are at risk of infection."

Published
10 May 2017
From
Evening Standard
Gilead slowly rolls out ads for Truvada for PrEP — 4 years after approval

Gradually ramping up promotion of its HIV-prevention pill, Gilead Sciences has turned to humor, dating apps, and social-media sites like Tumblr and Snapchat to raise awareness about HIV prevention.

Published
08 May 2017
From
Medical Marketing & Media
Kenya launches self-test kits and PrEP

The Government of Kenya has reinforced its commitment to end AIDS by 2030 by launching two innovative technologies: self-testing for HIV and PrEP.

Published
05 May 2017
From
UNAIDS
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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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