Protective measures

This section examines research on the effectiveness of a range of methods which aim to prevent HIV transmission. As well as male condoms, the section covers female condoms, sperm washing and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).

Moreover, scientists are trying to develop other HIV-prevention technologies: vaccines, microbicides and pre-exposure prophylaxis.

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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