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  • San Francisco Official Says He Takes Truvada to Prevent H.I.V., and More Gay Men Should, Too

    Scott Wiener, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, made an unusual public announcement on Wednesday: He takes Truvada, a daily antiviral pill, to greatly reduce his risk of contracting HIV.

    9 hours ago | New York Times
  • HIV-fighting intravaginal ring research nets $20M from NIH

    The U.S. National Institutes of Health devoted $20 million to a group of institutions including Miriam Hospital in Rhode Island to develop an HIV drug-delivering intravaginal ring. The design of a successful ring is a priority in HIV research, and the sustained release of drugs the ring offers could eventually play a crucial role in HIV prevention in the developing world.

    15 September 2014 | Fierce Drug Delivery
  • The Enfant Terrible of AIDS Activism Reaches a New Low

    Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, is many things—professional provocateur; contrarian pariah; enfant terrible of the AIDS activism world. But here’s one thing he is not: a reliable source on any matters relating to HIV/AIDS.

    15 September 2014 | Slate
  • Drug-level study shows feasibility of long-acting integrase inhibitor cabotegravir

    A pharmacokinetic (PK) analysis presented at the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy this week in Washington, DC, confirmed that the long-acting HIV integrase inhibitor cabotegravir (formerly GSK1265744) reaches adequate target levels in the blood, setting the stage for efficacy trials for HIV treatment and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

    10 September 2014 | HIVand
  • Bill's "pretty epic" PrEP experience

    "So, I heard about this PrEP thing on a few websites, did some research, and thought 'Damn, gurl, this is right for me.' All kidding aside, I am very troubled by this long and cumbersome multi-step process. It should not be this hard to get PrEP. I am a 43 year-old professional and have the fortitude to push through the red tape.But I can assure you I would not done all of this when I was in my late teens or early twenties."

    09 September 2014 | IRMA
  • Bareback Culture, HIV, and Our Gay Future

    I have commented several times on Facebook about my anxiety over the sudden popularity and push for widespread use of Truvada. I'm not opposed to the use of Truvada, and I agree that it is an exciting development in fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS. However, while some reject the idea that the promotion of Truvada among gay men has anything to do with barebacking culture -- and subsequently vilify anyone who makes the suggestion -- it doesn't negate the reality that barebacking has become a widespread practice in gay male culture.

    05 September 2014 | Huffington Post
  • AHF PrEP Ad Controversy: What Do the Numbers Mean?

    A new campaign from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation has kicked off another round of controversy about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and how to interpret data from prevention studies.   

    03 September 2014 | BETA blog
  • Telling tales and talking-through

    There has been a recent wave of films and television events, for a combined gay and heterosexual audience, in an emerging genre of “AIDS nostalgia”. I’m thinking of films like Dallas Buyers’ Club and television series like Angels in America and The Normal Heart.

    01 September 2014 | Bad Blood (blog)
  • AHF Campaigns Against PrEP as a 'Public Health Intervention'

    The campaign is appearing in various outlets throughout August and will likely expand.

    26 August 2014 | Poz magazine news
  • So Why Are So Many Gay Men Opposed To PrEP?

    "About nine months ago, the GUM clinic I regularly attend (the Working Men’s Project at St Mary’s in Paddington) offered me the chance to be part of the PROUD study, which examines the impact on gay men of using Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and I jumped at the chance, not only because I wanted to do my bit for the community, but because it offered me an extra level of protection against HIV, regardless of whether I was using condoms or not."

    21 August 2014 | TheGayUK
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