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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

    Information level Level 4

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  • A False-Positive HIV Test Result Turned Me Into a PrEP Evangelist

    For some, a false-positive HIV test is miraculous news. For me, a false-positive test while on PrEP and discussions with two longtime HIV activists transformed me into Miami's biggest PrEP promoter.

    12 hours ago | The Body
  • 'I Was Offered PrEP at a Party and Told I Was Good for the Weekend'

    The #AskTheHIVDoc duo return with videos that answer PrEP questions. Plus, a no-cost PrEP clinic launches in Atlanta.

    15 hours ago | Poz magazine news
  • PrEP Clinic and full STI checks now available at Melbourne HIV centre PRONTO!

    lients can now book appointments online with a GP to learn the basics of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV from a GP, who can also give information on how to safely and legally import generic PrEP drugs from overseas.

    09 February 2016 | Gay News Network
  • People Are So Desperate For The Drug That Blocks HIV They're “Cheating” The NHS

    It’s called “clinic hopping” and involves lying to doctors to get the drug Truvada. Those involved spoke to BuzzFeed News about the lengths they’ll go to for PrEP – and why.

    04 February 2016 | BuzzFeed News
  • Activists United and Ignited by Urgency for HIV Prevention in Europe: EATG and AVAC call for the rollout of PrEP as a proven HIV prevention strategy

    Initiated and organised entirely by the community of people living with and at risk for HIV, the second European HIV Prevention Summit brought together representatives of civil society, the pharmaceutical industry, researchers and academia in Brussels between 29 and 31 January. In addition to a thorough examination of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), the summit discussed the latest developments in the research fields of vaccines, rectal and vaginal microbicides and antibodies and their utility in HIV prevention.

    03 February 2016 | EATG
  • European Medicines Agency Validates Gilead’s Type II Variation Application for Truvada for Reducing the Risk of Sexually Acquired HIV

    Gilead Sciences announced today that the company’s Type II variation application for once-daily Truvada® (emtricitabine 200mg/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300mg) in combination with safer sex practices to reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV-1 infection among uninfected adults at high risk, a strategy known as pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, has been fully validated and is now under evaluation by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

    01 February 2016 | Gilead press release
  • Examining the Implications of PrEP as HIV Prevention for Sex Workers

    PrEP raises important challenges in the context of female sex work.

    01 February 2016 | Institute of Development Studies
  • How to Talk to Your Partner About Going on PrEP

    Making the PrEP decision when you are in a relationship can be especially difficult. You have to consider not only your needs and expectations, but those of your partner. Two people. Twice as many considerations.

    01 February 2016 | HIV Plus
  • Where next for HIV prevention in New Zealand?

    A key focus of the New Zealand Medical Journal editorial is on the continued importance of behaviour-based interventions in a world where the momentum seems to have shifted to clinic based control involving pharmaceuticals. The authors highlight the danger that the medicalization of HIV prevention could lead to a disinvestment in behaviour-based interventions, which, they imply, would not be conducive to controlling the epidemic.

    30 January 2016 | BMJ Group blogs
  • We Aren’t the Sex Police: What PrEP Providers Say About Condoms & STIs

    The potent protection from HIV afforded by Truvada as PrEP allows men to have sex with less worry and fear of HIV. But some worry that the inclusion of PrEP as a public health strategy will lead people to abandon condoms—which still have a role to play in further reducing risk of HIV and other STIs. BETA wanted to know—what do PrEP providers think? How do these practitioners, who see clients every three months for sexual health screenings and STI testing, talk to their clients about condom use, STIs and navigating the complicated landscape of protected, or safer, sex?

    30 January 2016 | BETA blog
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