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  • Hepatitis C treatment
    New website launched to help prevent spread of hepatitis C | 28 April 2017

    A group of researchers launched a new website Wednesday that lays out a roadmap to curb the spread of hepatitis C. HepVu is the result of a public-private partnership aimed to help the estimated 3.9 million Americans who currently have or have had hepatitis C

  • PrEP
    Health Secretary Vaughan Gething announces all-Wales PrEP trial
    Welsh Government | 28 April 2017

    The Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced an all-Wales study to provide the drug Truvada® to all those who would benefit from the preventative treatment.

  • People and personal stories
    Nelly Mugo—rolling out PrEP in Kenya
    The Lancet (free registration required) | 28 April 2017

    Nelly Mugo has had a central role in building evidence for PrEP, as a co-author on the Partners PrEP study. Most of her current work is focused on scale-up and roll-out of PrEP.

  • Promoting HIV testing
    Why China Is Selling Cheap HIV Tests In Campus Vending Machines
    NPR | 28 April 2017

    China is piloting the use of vending machines that sell HIV testing kits on university campuses. The goal is to reach students who may be reluctant to go to a clinic for a test because of the stigma of contracting HIV.

  • PrEP
    ‘Postcode lottery’ for HIV-preventing drugs as England, Scotland and Wales split on issue
    Pink News | 28 April 2017

    England, Scotland and Wales will end up with divergent rules on the use of HIV-preventing drugs, after a recommendation against providing the drugs on the NHS from the Welsh medicines advisory body.

  • PrEP
    Are women prepared for HIV PrEP?
    KALW | 28 April 2017

    Did you know that you can take a drug to reduce your risk of getting HIV? If you're a gay man, you've probably heard of it. But PrEP doesn’t only benefit men, and some women and trans folks are wondering why a drug that could potentially save their lives hasn’t been aggressively promoted in their communities.

  • PrEP
    British HIV Association (BHIVA) statement on Wales' failure to approve Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention
    BHIVA | 26 April 2017

    Although a final decision is yet to be announced, the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) has indicated that Wales will not join Scotland in recommending the provision of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) by the NHS for the prevention of HIV. BHIVA Chair, Professor Chloe Orkin, said: "A negative decision would be a harsh blow for those of us throughout the UK at the front line of HIV prevention and care."

  • People and personal stories
    The CEO of HIV
    New York Times | 26 April 2017

    Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation treats an enormous number of patients — and makes an enormous amount of money. Is that why so many activists distrust him?

  • PrEP
    PrEP 17 – The coming of age of PrEP - coming soon
    PrEPster | 26 April 2017

    This 36 minute documentary film, commissioned by PrEPster, shines a light on how PrEP has become available to thousands of people in Britain, despite the failures of the English health system.

  • PrEP
    Prescribers of PrEP don't see most patients increasing risky sexual behavior
    Eurekalert Medicine & Health | 26 April 2017

    A new study examining medical provider attitudes toward prescribing PrEP to prevent HIV found that those who already prescribe it do not see widespread increases in risky sexual behavior among their patients as a result.

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