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    I am an HIV-positive doctor. I was infected courtesy of a lapse in concentration and a needlestick injury at work. The prescribed dual post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) was taken for one...

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  • Few patients attend HIV clinic after ED visit for postexposure care

    Only half of people who were referred to HIV clinics for follow-up after presenting to the emergency department for nonoccupational postexposure prophylaxis actually attended the clinic for care.

    15 April 2014 | Healio
  • Forgotten Negatives: The Limits of Treatment as Prevention

    The CDC’s High-Impact Prevention strategy takes aim at the stubborn HIV incidence rate in the United States. The only problem: it doesn’t include an ambitious plan for those at risk for the virus.

    02 April 2014 | Treatment Action Group
  • US: Activists campaign for better access to 'HIV morning-after pill'

    As rates of HIV diagnoses rise among gay men, advocates campaign to raise awareness for preventative treatment after unsafe sex.

    20 September 2013 | The Guardian
  • Adult content warning: Gary tells DirtyBOYZ about his Party Times

    From a free gay London gay scene magazine: a methamphetamine/mephedrone sx-party user talks frankly about his highs, lows and health worries.

    12 September 2013 | David Stuart
  • UNITAID launches first-ever comprehensive report on HIV prevention products

    The rate of new HIV infections in adults and adolescents has not fallen since 2007 but an unprecedented range of new products to prevent transmission of the disease could reduce the 2.5 million new HIV infections each year if they are made affordable, according to a report released today by UNITAID.

    27 August 2013 | UNITAID
  • National Leaders Release Policy Statement on HIV Prophylaxis for Sexual Assault Survivors

    The Association for Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV), and National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) released a policy statement today, recommending that systems be established to ensure that survivors of sexual assault have universal access to medications to prevent HIV following rape.

    20 August 2013 | San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
  • Three-drug ART regimen recommended for health care professionals exposed to HIV

    The United States Public Health Service has updated its guidelines for managing health care personnel who are exposed to HIV, emphasizing the need for immediate use of postexposure prophylaxis with three or more antiretroviral therapy drugs for 4 weeks.

    09 August 2013 | Healio
  • 'This Is a Public Health Failure': New York City's Troubling Silence on Morning-After HIV Meds

    Eight years into the CDC putting its stamp of approval on PEP as a measure to block HIV infection, why do so few people — especially gay men, who continue to make up the city's highest rate of HIV infections — know what it is or where to get it?

    23 July 2013 | New York Magazine
  • ACT UP New York Protests Hospital for Denial of PEP

    ACT UP New York protested outside Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan for denying post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to a gay man, according to an ACT UP statement.

    18 July 2013 | Poz magazine news
  • Mathematical models to better combat HIV

    In a paper titled "Stochastic Analysis of Pre- and Postexposure Prophylaxis against HIV Infection," authors Jessica Conway, Bernhard Konrad, and Daniel Coombs present theoretical models of HIV dynamics immediately following exposure to the virus, thus providing a method to study infection and treatment at these early stages, as well as come up with preemptive strategies for prevention.

    03 June 2013 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
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