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High Court rules NHS England is responsible for funding PrEP

A judicial review in the High Court has ruled that NHS England is responsible for funding pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and decisively rebutted all the arguments used by

Published
02 August 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
HIV drug 'gave me the confidence to trust again'

An HIV-preventative drug has been the subject of a legal battle over which organisation should pay for it. As campaigners win their High Court case against the NHS, one man tells how taking the medication has changed his life.

Published
02 August 2016
From
BBC News
How Majority Muslim Countries Are Handling HIV Infections

Despite strict rules against promiscuity, homosexuality, drug use, and sex work, the Islamic world is nevertheless—and perhaps as a result—facing up to a growing HIV problem.

Published
02 August 2016
From
VICE
Access to HIV home tests doubles the frequency of HIV testing in Australian gay men

A randomised trial conducted with Australian gay men has shown that easy access to self-testing kits can double the frequency with which men test for HIV, with

Published
24 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Australia adopts ambitious plan to use PrEP to ‘virtually eliminate’ HIV by 2020

Australia plans an ambitious programme of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) provision for gay men at high risk of HIV, with the aim of ‘virtually eliminating’ HIV in the

Published
21 July 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Young gay men can do well on PrEP, but may need more support

Young gay and bisexual men had good adherence to Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) during the first few months of a demonstration project with close monitoring, but adherence

Published
21 July 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
More confidence on zero risk: still no transmissions seen from people with an undetectable viral load in PARTNER study

The PARTNER study, which two years ago created headlines by establishing that the chance of an HIV-positive person with an undetectable viral load transmitting their virus was

Published
19 July 2016
By
Gus Cairns
PrEP researchers now focusing on the best ways to get PrEP to people who need it

Speaking to a meeting on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) yesterday, ahead of the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), Chris Beyrer, president of the International AIDS Society,

Published
18 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
AIDS 2016 focuses on impact of legal and policy barriers to HIV services for groups at greatest risk of infection

In an official press conference today at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, researchers and community representatives discussed the impact of discriminatory laws and policies in many parts of the world that hinder access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care for the populations most at risk of HIV infection – men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, people who inject drugs, and prisoners.

Published
18 July 2016
From
AIDS 2016
How do you talk about PrEP to young Black men at risk for HIV?

Since the FDA approved Truvada to be used as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) on July 16, 2012–four years ago now–I have had the wonderful fortune to speak with doctors and healthcare … Read More →

Published
16 July 2016
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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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