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  • France Leads the Way with PrEP Approval 5 years after iPrEX

    PrEP has arrived… in France! Marisol Touraine, the French Health Minister announced today that the drug Truvada (manufactured by Gilead) is soon to be approved for the prevention of HIV infection (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis). Meanwhile, in the UK, with 500 new infections every month, the decision to provide PrEP is somewhere lost in limbo.

    24 November 2015 | Incidence 0
  • Free HIV home sampling launched to increase HIV testing

    PHE launches first nationally available HIV kit for testing those at higher-risk as new figures show 18,100 people unaware they have HIV.

    18 November 2015 | Public Health England
  • Nigeria: Dwindling Funds, Dearth of Personnel Impede Fight Against HIV/Aids

    A total of 3.2 million persons are currently living with HIV in Nigeria, making the national HIV prevalence rate to stand at 3.2%. The current prevalence rate represents a drop from the 3.5% prevalence statistics recorded in the country over the last decade, thanks to the financial and technical assistance from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). However unless urgent steps are taken by the Federal Government to take full ownership of funding and supply of commodities and drugs for management of the epidemic, the gains made, especially in the reversal of spread of the virus through Prevention of Mother to Child transmission may collapse, leading to resurgence and new deaths.

    17 November 2015 |
  • HIV in the Philippines: State of Emergency

    The number of reported HIV cases in the Philippines has increased by more than 277 percent over the last five years, with infections concentrated in men who have sex with men. An aggressive public health campaign is urgently needed but in a devoutly Catholic country, such efforts are viewed as promoting promiscuity and are routinely stalled or blocked. We examine how a public health issue is made into a moral one, with stigma and shame inevitably contributing to the rise of this epidemic.

    13 November 2015 | Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
  • Will Nutland: The emergence of the end of HIV

    Will Nutland proposes that instead of the Hollywood style ‘end of AIDS moment’ fantasy, the end of AIDS will be a process with a number of emerging endpoints. In this eye-opening talk, Will introduces PrEP and rectal microbicides and discusses their efficacy and levels of acceptability. He surmises that the end might happen without us even noticing.

    10 November 2015 | TEDx Talks / You Tube
  • Mandating Condoms In Porn Is Bad for Public Health

    A few days ago, a statewide ballot measure requiring that adult film actors wear condoms qualified for the 2016 ballot. While perhaps superficially appealing, this measure is terrible for public health, and we need to defeat it. It’s a gimmick measure that has no support in the HIV advocacy community other than from its sponsoring organization, the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which also opposed and advocated against pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), perhaps the most powerful HIV preventative in existence.

    07 November 2015 | Medium
  • Why won’t our condom-obsessed NHS back this wonder drug?

    We need to face facts: the battle for condoms has been lost. They weren’t liked and the majority didn’t use them. For combating HIV, there is now an alternative, but our medical establishment is refusing to countenance it. This is madness.

    06 November 2015 | The Spectator
  • Health Minister Warns Russia's HIV Epidemic Could Spiral Out of Control

    Russia's HIV epidemic could spiral out of control by the end of the decade if treatment for the life-threatening virus is not expanded, the nation's health minister warned Friday, the TASS news agency reported.

    27 October 2015 | The Moscow Times
  • EATG HIV Prevention Position Paper now available

    The EATG is proud to announce the completion and publication of its Position Paper on HIV Prevention. This key policy document provides a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-play in the prevention of HIV transmission.

    19 October 2015 | EATG
  • 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).

    13 October 2015 | Greg Owen blog
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