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  • Inside the Fight to Make a Revolutionary HIV Medication Widely Available

    The controversial anti-HIV drug PrEP (or Truvada) is widely seen as a medicine for gay men. We speak to trans people, sex workers and black community leaders who believe that they need PrEP, too.

    22 September 2016 | VICE
  • For The Last Time: Bisexual Men Aren't 'Spreading HIV' and Here's Proof

    Bisexual men have long been saddled with a 'down low' mythology and an enduring stigma that makes women fear them as a source of HIV infection. Turns out, research shows this fear may be based on a lot of false assumptions.

    21 September 2016 | HIV Plus
  • Matthias Wienold – Going shopping for PrEP in Germany

    Matthias Wienold, a German physician who uses PrEP, describes the situation where he can use his doctor's licence to buy PrEP abroad - but has to conceal to his home authorities that it is for personal use.

    09 September 2016 | EATG
  • The more sex partners gay Vancouver men have, the better they are at practicing safe sex: study

    A new study has found that gay and bisexual men with more sexual partners are better at practicing safe sex. The research out of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS debunks a common myth that being more promiscuous puts you more at risk for the virus.

    05 September 2016 | CBC
  • Pharma company donates PrEP drugs to trial participants ‘abandoned’ by NHS

    Pharma company Gilead has confirmed it will continue to supply HIV-preventing drugs to men who took part in a study, after NHS England went back on an agreement to continue a supply. In a statement today, Gilead, which makes HIV-preventing drug Truvada, confirmed it would donate a six-month supply of the drug to bail out participants, while the NHS considers a long-term solution.

    02 September 2016 | Pink News
  • Tackling Shigella in gay and bisexual men

    It’s worrying to see new figures showing a sustained increase in cases of Shigella likely to have been sexually-acquired between men who have sex with men (MSM).

    23 August 2016 | Public Health England
  • Make your voice heard on PrEP in England – take part in the PrEP public consultation

    PrEPster, along with NAT and THT, and other organisations in the United4PrEP coalition is urging individuals and institutions to take part in the NHS England PrEP consultation. The results from the consultation will be considered by the NHS England committee (CPAG) that makes the final decision on PrEP. Together, we’ve produced toolkits that assist individuals and organisations in responding to the consultation, along with sample responses.

    22 August 2016 | Prepster
  • Are we 'Generation Bareback'?

    Recent studies show an increase in unprotected sex amongst HIV-negative gay men. Why are some of us ditching condoms? And in a world of treatment, undetectability and PrEP, is this the start of generation bareback?

    15 August 2016 | FS
  • Mike Freer: Evaluating this anti-HIV drug should be based on clinical effectiveness – not prejudice over life choices

    If we can fund the contraceptive pill, we can fund PrEP. Funding for drugs should only ever be based on clinical evaluation, cost effectiveness and the impact on society more widely. Each one of those criteria have been met in my mind, and for this reason NHS England should move in the direction of funding PrEP.

    15 August 2016 | Conservative Home
  • NHS Responds To Accusations Of Homophobia Over HIV Prevention Drug Statement

    NHS England has said it “strongly denies” the accusations of homophobia levelled at it last week following its statement regarding the drug that prevents HIV – but refused to comment further.

    09 August 2016 | BuzzFeed News
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