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  • US insurers must now cover PrEP

    An influential guidelines body in the United States has put its full weight behind pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to people at high risk of HIV. The grade A recommendation of the United States Prevention Services Task Force (USPSTF), published in ...

    11 June 2019 | Roger Pebody
  • PrEP should be offered urgently to gay men with a recent STI or multiple condomless partners

    Analysis of men who acquired HIV in the deferred arm of the PROUD study highlights two risk factors that are far more important than any others. “A recent history of syphilis or rectal chlamydia/gonorrhoea, or multiple ncRAI [receptive anal ...

    15 April 2019 | Roger Pebody
  • First year of PrEP in Scotland: more users than expected, few dropouts, few HIV infections

    The recent report on the first year of the implementation of  pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) through the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland concludes: “Year one has been a resounding success in terms of establishing a new nationwide service ...

    02 April 2019 | Gus Cairns
  • PrEP promotion should be positive and inclusive

    Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programmes should adopt modern marketing strategies that are attractive to healthy individuals and that might promote an inclusive and holistic vision of PrEP, Dr K Rivet Amico and Professor Linda-Gail Bekker argue in an opinion ...

    25 January 2019 | Roger Pebody
  • How did Kenya build Africa’s largest PrEP programme?

    Around 25,000 people are taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in Kenya, making it Africa’s largest PrEP programme, ahead of South Africa (9000 people), Uganda (4000) and Zimbabwe (4000). The roll-out was recently described by officials from Kenya’s Ministry of Health ...

    25 January 2019 | Roger Pebody
  • Transgender women taking PrEP have lower levels of PrEP drugs, especially in rectal tissues, than cisgender men

    A study presented at last month’s HIV Research for Prevention conference (HIVR4P) in Madrid shows that transgender women who are taking feminising hormones and also taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) have levels of the PrEP drugs tenofovir and emtricitabine in ...

    09 November 2018 | Gus Cairns
  • Some gay and bisexual men see PrEP as a 'social problem'

    Gay and bisexual men have differing attitudes towards men who are using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), according to US research published in Sociology of Health & Illness. A series of focus groups conducted in New York City showed that some ...

    05 October 2018 | Michael Carter
  • Most PrEP users in Berlin obtained it from informal channels

    Over half of men who have sex with men (MSM) living in Berlin who were using HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) accessed it through informal sources, without consistent medical monitoring, according to a recent study published in PLOS ONE. The results ...

    02 October 2018 | Krishen Samuel
  • US doctors’ organisation endorses event-based PrEP for the first time

    For the first time, a US-based professional HIV body has published guidelines endorsing event-based or so-called ‘on-demand’ pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an alternative to daily dosing. The International Antiviral Society-USA (IAS-USA) released its 2018 recommendations during the International AIDS Conference in ...

    19 September 2018 | Gus Cairns
  • PrEP should be given to all breastfed babies, researchers say

    An international group of researchers involved in the ANRS 12174 randomised controlled trial of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for infants say that it is high time we started giving PrEP to all breastfed babies of HIV-positive mothers ...

    05 April 2017 | Gus Cairns
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  • USPSTF Recommendation for PrEP: Reflections on Insurance Coverage and HIV Prevention for Older Adults

    An “A” letter grade indicates that the panel recommends the service and finds there is high certainty that the service has a substantial net benefit. This recommendation will help improve access to PrEP by urging health care providers to offer PrEP to people at risk for HIV. It will also trigger statutory coverage requirements for health plans and create other opportunities for making PrEP more affordable.

    17 June 2019 | O'Neill Institute
  • Ireland: PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates to be rolled out later this year

    THE PrEP HIV prevention programme will be implemented in 2019, Health Minister Simon Harris said today. “We want to reduce the number of new HIV diagnoses in Ireland. Increasing the availability of PrEP will help us to do so. This report not only confirms that PrEP can help to prevent HIV amongst those who are high risk, it also shows how a PrEP programme could save money,” said Harris.

    17 June 2019 | Journal.ie
  • This drug could end HIV. Why hasn't it? (Podcast)

    Dr. Robert Grant developed a treatment — a daily pill known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP — that could stop the AIDS crisis. We look at why that hasn’t happened.

    06 June 2019 | New York Times
  • HIV prevention pill to get insurance benefit in Korea

    The government has decided to allow reimbursement for Gilead’s Truvada (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine) for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The Ministry of Health and Welfare on Tuesday said it would grant insurance benefit for Truvada HIV-1 PrEP used for people who are negative in HIV-1 infection but at high risk due to sex with an HIV-positive partner, starting from June 7.

    02 June 2019 | Korea Biomedical Review
  • California may make anti-HIV drug available without prescription for 30 days

    Democratic Sen. Scott Wiener has proposed a bill that would allow people to receive their first 30 days of PrEP over the counter if they first receive counseling and an HIV test. But the bill faces opposition from the California Medical Association, which represents doctors, and major insurance companies.

    02 June 2019 | San Francisco Chronicle
  • UK's biggest sexual health clinic has just dropped its PrEP prices

    PrEP has become more affordable at London’s leading sexual health clinic. The 56 Dean Street clinic opened its PrEP Shop in February last year and provides the HIV preventative medication for those eligible for NHS care. It will cost as little as £17.50 per month.

    02 June 2019 | Gay Star News
  • Is Off-Label HIV Prevention Better Than None?

    Rather than prescribe F/TDF as PrEP, Michael Saag, MD said, prescribers should sidestep the brand-name product and instead give their PrEP-eligible patients a generic HIV drug combination that uses lamivudine (3TC) with TDF.

    31 May 2019 | MedPage Today (requires free registration)
  • The truth is you can afford the medication that prevents HIV. Here’s how.

    It’s not the cost of PrEP that keeps more patients from accessing it; it’s the lack of awareness and the daunting nature of our complicated healthcare system.

    24 May 2019 | LGBTQ Nation
  • A Review of the Congressional Hearing on HIV Drug Pricing

    In an effort to best encapsulate the remarks of many of the members of the House and the powerful testimony of the HIV advocates present at the recent Congressional hearing on drug pricing around Gilead Sciences’ HIV prevention drug Truvada, we thought it was best to provide you with their own words.

    23 May 2019 | POZ
  • Republicans defend drug company in spotlight over HIV medication prices

    Republican members of Congress defended Gilead, the leading manufacturer of HIV drugs in the U.S., during a testy hearing Thursday as Democrats blasted the company over the prices of its products.

    17 May 2019 | The Hill
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