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  • PrEP in the eyes of a young Thai gay man

    To take PrEP or not to take PrEP? That is the question; the question that’s trending among gay men, me included, who are still learning about the breakthrough medication.

    28 May 2015 | APCOM
  • Unzipped: Ronnie on Risks, Monogamy, and Why He Takes PrEP (video)

    In this episode of Unzipped, we get an deeper glimpse into the life of Ronnie. Watch as he talks about his hopes for love, his thoughts on monogamy and the risks that led him to to PrEP.

    26 May 2015 | HIVEqual.org
  • New York Governor Announces PrEP Assistance Program

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week a new pre-exposure prophylaxis assistance program that proponents say will help to end the AIDS epidemic in the state by 2020. The country's first-of-its-kind program will help at-risk groups, including gay and bi men and transgender women, obtain testing, medication, and counseling.

    26 May 2015 | HIVPlusMag
  • Scotland must extend PrEP, not wait for HIV vaccine

    Charities across Scotland and the UK called upon the government for access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an effective means of preventing HIV infection. George Valiotis, CEO of HIV Scotland, told KaleidoScot: “We need to see leadership from Scottish Government on making access to PrEP a reality. The steps needed to make it happen must be clarified, and action taken to speed the process up.

    19 May 2015 | KaleidoScot
  • PrEP Prescriptions on Dramatic Upswing in New York State

    In less than a year, the number of New York State residents receiving Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prescriptions through Medicaid has nearly tripled. According to Dan O’Connell, director of the AIDS Institute at the New York State Department of Health, from July 2013 through June 2014, 305 HIV-negative New Yorkers were taking Truvada to prevent infection with the virus. By the close of February 2015, that figure had jumped 272 percent to 832 people.

    14 May 2015 | POZ
  • How PrEP Is Being Blocked By Bureaucracy

    Bureaucracy and deliberate attempts to block prevention techniques are slowing down Los Angeles’s ability to disseminate PrEP.

    12 May 2015 | The Advocate
  • Moving Video Shows HIV-Positive Men Asking for PrEP Approval in Australia

    The Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) has released a video online featuring Australian community leaders who are living with HIV delivering a powerful message: They would still be HIV negative today if PrEP had been available to them prior to their seroconversion. The video is part of the campaign #approvePrEPdownunder, which is hoping to pressure the Australian government to approve PrEP for use in Australia.

    11 May 2015 | TheBody.com
  • Five Sexy Gay Men On HIV PrEP Explain Why They Are Taking The Pill

    So much of the conversation about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been reduced to labeling the people taking PrEP (“Truvada whore,” and more) instead of listening to them. Queerty wanted to get past those labels, so we spoke to five gay men on PrEP about why they chose to take a pill to prevent HIV infection — and their thoughts on the debate about it and the changes in their sexual lives that it inspired.

    11 May 2015 | Queerty
  • ECDC comment on PrEP in Europe

    On the basis of the new evidence, EU Members States should give consideration to integrating PrEP into their existing HIV prevention package for those most at-risk of HIV infection, starting with MSM. A key step towards roll-out of PrEP would be the review of the current regulatory approval of the medication (emtricitabine plus tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, Truvada®) to allow its use as prevention treatment in the EU/EEA, as strongly advocated by the European civil society organisations.

    05 May 2015 | ECDC
  • Injectable PrEP: The Next Order of the Day

    “The goal [for HIV prevention] is more choices,” said Raphael Landovitz, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Medicine at the UCLA Center for Clinical AIDS Research and Education. “Injectable PrEP is the next order of the day.”

    05 May 2015 | BETA blog
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