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  • How to get PrEP in the UK

    NHS services in the UK cannot currently provide PrEP.But it is legal to buy PrEP drugs online and import them for your personal use.To use PrEP safely, you...

    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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  • Press Ban at National PrEP Summit Was a Bad Idea for HIV Community

    The National Minority AIDS Council banned press from its National PrEP Summit in December. At a time when we need more press focus on HIV prevention methods and the systemic barriers preventing those methods from getting the people who need them most, NMAC's decision is the wrong one.

    18 January 2017 | The Body
  • New HIV prevention treatment can only work if perception improves

    A De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) professor and his PhD student have urged the medical profession and media to change the way in which a new HIV prevention treatment is represented if they want it to work. He found that men who would benefit most from taking PrEP were being put off by its association with “high risk” people – as they did not want to place themselves in this category.

    18 January 2017 | De Montfort University (press release)
  • PrEP HIV prevention drug trial expanded in Victoria but fears people still missing out

    The Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) said 2,600 places in the Victorian trial were exhausted within about six months of opening last July. The organisation funded the trial along with the State Government and Alfred Health and this week allocated another $100,000 to allow a further 600 people to take part. But the existing waiting list already has about 550 people on it, and the Federal Government has been urged to support greater access to the drug across Australia.

    18 January 2017 | ABC Online
  • PrEP: A Dream Deferred

    PrEP is largely failing to help those who need an HIV prevention game changer most desperately, namely Black MSM, in particular those younger than 25.

    17 January 2017 | Poz
  • Zimbabwe: Zim to Roll Out Pre-Exposure HIV Pill

    ZIMBABWE will soon start rolling out pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication in selected districts in the country after adopting World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on HIV treatment and prevention.

    16 January 2017 | AllAfrica
  • HIV diagnoses falling steeply, early figures show: London clinics see hope in increased use of pre-exposure prophylaxis

    Early figures from four London sexual health clinics reveal a steep decline in the rate of HIV diagnoses in 2016, raising the possibility that the virus could be managed out of existence in the UK. The fall might be explained by the increased use of medicines called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. The medicines are provided by the clinics but are also for sale online, though they are not available on the NHS.

    13 January 2017 | Financial Times
  • London doctors on verge of defeating HIV thanks to new programme

    London doctors believe they could be on course to defeat HIV after a dramatic fall in the number of new infections, the Standard can reveal. An early intervention programme imported from San Francisco has seen a 42 per cent reduction in new cases of HIV at 56 Dean Street in Soho, the biggest sexual health clinic in Europe.

    11 January 2017 | London Evening Standard
  • CDC guidelines for HIV prevention regimen may not go far enough, study suggests

    A new study from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health suggests modifying federal health guidelines related to the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV transmission because current standards could miss some people who should be on it.

    10 January 2017 | EurekAlert
  • Blunt new PrEP campaign urges folks to 'F*ck Without Fear'

    The Los Angeles LGBT Center is using raw and real language in its latest safe-sex campaign: ‘F*ck w/out Fear, PrEP Here.’ The bold new campaign includes a billboard in the heart of West Hollywood.

    09 January 2017 | Gay Star News
  • No decrease in HIV infections among gay men per CDC data; More PrEP coverage needed

    Country-wide, it seems like PrEP’s impact is much smaller than it could be. Far fewer people are taking PrEP now than need to be for PrEP to significantly reduce the percentage of new infections that happen every year.

    09 January 2017 | BETA blog
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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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