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  • How to get PrEP in the UK

    In England, PrEP is available to people taking part in the PrEP Impact trial.In Wales and Scotland, PrEP is available through NHS sexual health clinics.It is also...

    From: Factsheets

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  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

    PrEP is highly effective in preventing the sexual transmission of HIV. For PrEP to work well, it’s important to take the pills regularly.While PrEP can...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Using anti-HIV drugs to prevent HIV

    The goal of HIV treatment is an undetectable viral load. An undetectable viral load means that your blood has a level of HIV below the level which...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • PrEP

    This briefing paper provides an overview of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for people planning, commissioning or providing HIV prevention activities in the UK. It does this by reviewing...

    From: HIV prevention briefing papers

  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis

    Pre-exposure prophylaxis is an experimental HIV-prevention strategy that would use antiretrovirals (ARVs) to protect HIV-negative people from HIV infection....

    From: Preventing HIV

    Information level Level 4

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  • PrEP pill to prevent HIV remains little known in France

    The AIDS Association of France has launched a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of PrEP, an antiviral drug that protects against HIV. Although little known in France, the medication has proven effective in countries like the US and UK.

    12 July 2018 | FRANCE 24
  • Long-Acting Injectable PrEP Shows Promise in Reducing HIV Transmission

    A long-acting injectable version of the popular and highly effective HIV prophylactic could be an effective method to prevent transmission of the virus, according to new research. In a computer model where 35% of gay men in the Atlanta community were taking either injectable or oral PrEP, injectable PrEP reduced HIV infections by 44% and oral PrEP by 33%.

    11 July 2018 | MD Magazine
  • Wider access to HIV prevention drugs still needed

    Anti-HIV drugs are highly effective, yet new infections continue because not everyone has equal access to treatment. A new study co-authored by San Francisco State University identifies obstacles that keep people from being treated and suggests interventions.

    11 July 2018 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • Zimbabwe: PrEP distribution increases

    The government has increased distribution of Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) mainly to sex workers and anyone at high risk of contracting HIV, a senior government official has said.

    09 July 2018 | NewsDay
  • Men of Colour Talk About PrEP

    PrEP activist Phil Samba teamed up with Leon Lopez of Brown Boy Productions to create a series of #PrEPchats clips featuring men of colour talking about PrEP, proudly supported by iwantPrEPnow.

    09 July 2018 | Mainly Male
  • Preventing HIV

    A response to Patrick William Kelly's Op-Ed, from Dr. Demetre Daskalakis and Mark Harrington.

    09 July 2018 | New York Times (letter to the editor)
  • Researchers identify first known case of PrEP failure in developing country

    A 28-year-old man in Thailand appeared to have acquired multidrug-resistant HIV while on pre-exposure prophlyaxis, or PrEP, researchers reported.

    06 July 2018 | Healio
  • Fears new wonder drug could lead to STI epidemic

    As healthcare spending rises to record highs of more than 10 per cent of our gross domestic product, we must be cautious of policy decisions that might jeopardise our wellbeing and add to a ballooning national healthcare bill. Our political leaders must act now to manage the threat of STIs and protect the health of the wider community.

    04 July 2018 | The Sydney Morning Herald
  • “Safe Gay Sex” Is Still Happening

    The idea of equating “safe sex” to solely condom use is an antiquated notion in the era of PrEP and antiretroviral treatment for those living with HIV.

    04 July 2018 | Medium
  • About That Awful AIDS Op-Ed in The New York Times…

    Don’t miss these responses from seasoned activists and experts—including Peter Staley’s 31-point rebuttal in tweets.

    03 July 2018 | POZ
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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