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  • 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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  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

    Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a form of HIV prevention that uses medication to protect HIV-negative people from acquiring HIV. It means people take anti-HIV drugs when they...

    From: Factsheets

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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

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  • ‘Today is a shameful day for HIV prevention’: response to NHS England decision on PrEP

    Ian Green, Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust, said: “Today is a shameful day for HIV prevention. This country used to lead the way in the fight against the HIV epidemic, but today, our national health service has washed its hands of one of the most stunning breakthroughs we’ve seen... “The battle for PrEP must continue until the day that people at highest risk have access to this groundbreaking pill that will protect them from HIV.”

    2 hours ago | Terrence Higgins Trust
  • NHS England once again denies the public PrEP

    NHS England state that they have “considered and accepted NHS England’s external legal advice that it does not have the legal power to commission PrEP”. NAT does not accept this position.

    2 hours ago | NAT press release
  • Further update on commissioning and provision of Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PREP) for HIV prevention

    NHS England's Specialised Services Commissioning Committee met today. They have accepted NHS England’s external legal advice of 21 March that it does not have the legal power to commission PrEP. They reiterate their offer of £2m to run a number of early implementer test sites in partnership with Public Health England over the next two years.

    3 hours ago | NHS England
  • Sex Without Shame – four men reveal how PrEP has changed their attitudes to sex, relationships and HIV

    Much has been said about the delays and indecision within NHS England on whether PrEP should be made available to those most at risk. But what about those people for whom PrEP is already part of their daily life? Those people who are already protected from HIV infection with a daily pill? People who are at high risk of HIV, but whose supply of PrEP will soon run out?

    7 hours ago | Gay Times
  • Every major UK HIV organisation calls on NHS to provide prevention drug

    In a rare, almost unprecedented move, the entire HIV sector has come together to call on the NHS to provide the drug – called Truvada – that stops people contracting the virus.

    28 May 2016 | BuzzFeed
  • Global call for PrEP access

    Scientific, medical, and community-based groups from around the world are being urged to issue a joint call for universal access to PrEP.

    27 May 2016 | Positive Living
  • Cipla gets approval to sell its version of Truvada PrEP in India

    Cipla is the first company to get an approval from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) to sell its version of the drug (Tenvir EM) as a preventive.

    26 May 2016 | The Hindu Business Line
  • Demon or savior? Aids activist at war to make condoms in porn the law

    At the entrance to the Aids Healthcare Foundation, a staffer wears a red T-shirt bearing the slogan “Condoms are Cool”. Down the hallway is the office of Michael Weinstein, the forthright head of the billion-dollar not-for-profit organization who is the first to volunteer that he is regarded as a “condom Nazi”.

    25 May 2016 | The Guardian
  • Positive on PrEP

    Meet three guys who got HIV after starting Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis. How does this happen, and how are they doing today?

    25 May 2016 | POZ
  • Pre - Exposure Prophylaxis in the EU/EEA: Challenges and Opportunities

    ECDC held a meeting in Stockholm on 27-28 April 2016 to discuss considerations for PrEP implementation in Europe.

    25 May 2016 | ECDC
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