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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

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  • 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 news from aidsmap

  • 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
  • Do-it-yourself HIV prevention: who do men buying PrEP online get support from?

    Gay men in London who source their own supply of generic pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs, usually from overseas internet pharmacies, most often learnt about this possibility from people in their social network and would like more support from other ...

    18 September 2018 | Roger Pebody
  • Starting from here – what PrEP programmes can learn from circumcision

    Funders, health providers and advocates should take lessons from the rollout of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) as an HIV prevention measure in Africa if they wish to hasten access to programmes providing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), researchers argue in ...

    10 September 2018 | Gus Cairns
  • One in three women in US survey have negative attitudes towards PrEP

    A survey conducted by Planned Parenthood in the US state of Connecticut has found that although less than a quarter of women attending their clinics were aware of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), they generally expressed positive views about it. Only ...

    31 August 2018 | Gus Cairns
  • PrEP for female sex workers: non-judgemental attitudes and community involvement are keys to success

    Several studies presented at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam last month detailed very different approaches to introducing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to female sex workers (FSWs) as part of combination HIV prevention.The studies range from an innovative community-run ...

    28 August 2018 | Gus Cairns
  • PrEP use taking off in Thailand and Vietnam

    Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use is accelerating among men who have sex with men and transgender women in two south-east Asian countries where it is receiving funding and government support, the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) ...

    13 August 2018 | Gus Cairns
  • PrEP spreads across Africa – slowly

    This year, 2018, will be the year that a really significant number of people in Africa started HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam heard last week. PrEP was probably the dominant ...

    06 August 2018 | Gus Cairns
  • Increase in STIs in PrEP users is concentrated in a minority of men and is partly due to more STI screening

    There were significant increases in bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in gay and bisexual men taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for the first time in Victoria, Australia, but infections were concentrated in a subset of PrEP users – 13% of ...

    01 August 2018 | Roger Pebody
  • Most adolescent PrEP users in US are young women

    Only 1.5% of people who have used pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the United States are aged 17 or younger, and more than 80% of them are girls and young women, according to estimates from Gilead Sciences ...

    31 July 2018 | Liz Highleyman
  • HIV elimination in gay men: what is working?

    Substantial decreases in HIV diagnoses in key cities show the way to elimination of new HIV diagnoses in gay men, a workshop at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam heard on Tuesday. Public health officials, clinicians ...

    26 July 2018 | Lisa Power
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PrEP news selected from other sources

  • My PrEP Story: P

    How did P Masters remember to take his PrEP? Find out in his My PrEP Story blog along with why a sexual partners’ HIV status no longer matters to him. My PrEP Story is the personal voice of people who are using, or have used, PrEP. Find out more about their decisions to use PrEP, how they have navigated using PrEP, and their very own PrEP journey.

    24 September 2018 | PrEPster
  • My PrEP Story: KUCHENGA

    The majority of KUCHENGA’s sexual partners are straight. In her first My PrEP Story blog, KUCHENGA says it’s trans women who are educating straight men about PrEP. My PrEP Story is the personal voice of people who are using, or have used, PrEP. Find out more about their decisions to use PrEP, how they have navigated using PrEP, and their very own PrEP journey.

    24 September 2018 | Prepster
  • PrEP drug patent overturned in UK - NAT respond

    The High Court has today overturned Gilead's patent extension on Truvada, the HIV drug also used in PrEP.

    18 September 2018 | National AIDS Trust
  • Scotland: Women’s group discuss PrEP

    In the first eight months that PrEP was available on the NHS in Scotland, only 10 out of 1,295 people to access the HIV prevention drug were women. Our women’s group in Edinburgh recently met up with Dr Ingrid Young of Edinburgh University, as part of research work to understand the barriers that women face accessing PrEP, and how this access could be widened.

    14 September 2018 | Waverley Care
  • Northern Ireland: New HIV clinic to offer access to PrEP drug

    A new HIV prevention clinic is to transform how HIV services are delivered to people in Northern Ireland. It will provide comprehensive testing for sexual transmitted infections and offer access to the HIV prevention drug, PrEP.

    12 September 2018 | BBC
  • CJEU Ruling on Truvada recalls ‘evergreening’ goes against public health interests

    On 25th July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) rendered its preliminary ruling on the interpretation of Article 3(a) of Regulation (EC) No 469/2009 concerning the supplementary protection certificate (SPC) for medicinal products.

    10 September 2018 | Medicines Law & Policy
  • As HIV Rates Decline, A Surprising Population Is Seeing A Rise In Diagnoses In Major Cities

    But new efforts to educate at-risk women about a drug that helps protect against the virus could change that.

    05 September 2018 | Huffington Post
  • HIV Providers and Advocates Continue to Debate STI Rates in the Era of PrEP and U=U

    From Aug. 27 to 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention will host the STD Prevention Conference in Washington, D.C. This biennial conference could not be timelier as the U.S. is facing a resurgence in sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

    03 September 2018 | The Body Pro
  • Alberta Announces Coverage For HIV Prevention Drug PrEP Starting Oct. 1

    Several other provinces currently cover PrEP under their health plans, including B.C., Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Coverage in Alberta will begin on Oct. 1 and will require a doctor's prescription.

    03 September 2018 | HuffPost Canada
  • The Myth That PrEP Is Just For Gay Men is Hurting Women

    PrEP has been hailed as a revolutionary drug breakthrough in the prevention of HIV. But UK doctors are still having trouble convincing women it's for them, too.

    24 August 2018 | Broadly
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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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