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  • PrEP: The Pathway to Global Access

    Regulatory filing and review delays keep Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis out of reach of those who need it most.

    2 hours ago | TAG
  • San Francisco Is Changing Face of AIDS Treatment

    San Francisco is serving as a model for other cities. The city that was once the epidemic’s ground zero now has only a few hundred new cases a year, the result of a raft of creative programs that have sent infection rates plummeting.

    06 October 2015 | New York Times
  • Willingness to use HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has increased among Australian gay and bisexual men

    Many Australian gay and bisexual men are aware of PrEP, are interested in it and support their peers using it to protect themselves from HIV. Current knowledge of PrEP is, however, relatively patchy and most men are not willing to have sex with someone who is using PrEP, which may reflect wariness about the technology while it is relatively new.

    01 October 2015 | Centre for Social Research in Health press release
  • Rejecting Good Science on PrEP: Why Does it Happen?

    People are not solely logical and unemotional when taking in new information, processing it and coming up with conclusions. Basically, people take in information and run it through filters. With science denial, objections crop up around “pillars of denial” that exert a stronger influence on a person’s ultimate judgment or opinion than pure scientific fact.

    01 October 2015 | BETA blog
  • ICAAC 2015: Combination Vaginal Ring May Be Able to Prevent Both HIV and Herpes

    An experimental silicone vaginal ring with separate compartments may be able to deliver both tenofovir for prevention of HIV infection and acyclovir for prevention of genital herpes and potentially other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), according to a report at the 55th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) last weekin San Diego.

    28 September 2015 |
  • PrEP: why are we waiting?

    An editorial in The Lancet HIV: "The long-awaited results of the PROUD study of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) were published online in The Lancet on Sept 9...With Truvada coming off-patent in 2017, the costs will decrease in the near future, but that is no reason to delay approval for and implementation of PrEP. Unnecessary delays will lead to HIV infections that could have been prevented...The perception that authorities in Europe are dragging their heels when it comes to PrEP is growing, and in the UK, at least, is creating a division between those who have access to effective combination prevention through trials, private care, and other approaches, and those who do not."

    25 September 2015 | The Lancet HIV
  • Is PrEP 100 % Effective or 100 % Over-Hyped?

    I think PrEP is a huge step forward, I prescribe it...But we should report the study results responsibly, in part because tossing around unfounded 100% efficacy estimates can have real danger. If at-risk men hear they are 100% protected by PrEP, and as a result decide they no longer need to use condoms or take any number of complementary risk reduction steps that men in the Kaiser Permanente study likely took, then our sloppy oversell could lead directly to new cases of HIV despite PrEP.

    21 September 2015 | The Body Pro
  • Melbourne poster controversy: Grabbing attention is good, but PrEP is not a magic bullet

    'You can fuck raw’ proclaim a series of posters that have just gone up on the streets of Melbourne. ‘PrEP works’. And it’s true, it does. The posters go on to proclaim ‘No more HIV’, and there I would have to take issue with them.

    18 September 2015 | Gay Star News
  • Activists shout out for PrEP in Melbourne

    Frustrated HIV prevention activists have targeted the streets of Melbourne with an abrupt and controversial grassroots campaign designed to urgently reactivate conversation about medication designed to stop the spread of the virus. “YOU CAN FUCK RAW,” say the posters, seen today in Melbourne’s CBD. “PrEP WORKS – NO MORE HIV.”

    18 September 2015 | Same Same
  • Gay Man Sues After Being Denied Insurance Because of PrEP

    "The assumption is that gay male sexuality is inherently risky and unhealthy, and that’s just wrong," said GLAD's attorney.

    18 September 2015 | Poz magazine news
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