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Why we need PrEP: Four gay men share their views on the HIV prevention drug

Health sector charities have issued a rallying call for the HIV prevention drug, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), to be made available as soon as possible to those who need it. The community statement, led by the National Aids Trust and co-signed by charities such as the Terrence Higgins Trust, GMFA and the LGBT Foundation, comes at a time of rising transmissions among gay men.

Published
04 August 2015
From
The Independent
Endorse the UK statement on PrEP access by community organisations working on HIV prevention

We are calling for earlier access to PrEP. The NHS must speed up its evaluation process and make PrEP available as soon as possible. Interim arrangements should be agreed now to provide PrEP to those at the highest risk of acquiring HIV.

Published
04 August 2015
From
PrEP Access
56 Dean Street, London: Private prescription of PrEP until NHS prescription approved

We at 56 Dean Street feel that in addition to consistent condom use, PREP is an effective method of HIV prevention and should form part of routine risk reduction particularly in men participating in unprotected anal intercourse or having frequent chem sex. We have therefore opted to provide the service to you privately until the drug becomes available on the NHS.

Published
04 August 2015
From
Get PrEP UK
HIV Self-Testing Raises Testing Rate in Randomized Trial of Seattle MSM

Men randomized to HIV self-testing reported significantly more HIV tests through 15 months than men randomized to standard testing in a trial enrolling Seattle men who have sex with men (MSM). Self-testers also acquired fewer sexually transmitted infections (STIs) during this 230-man study.

Published
27 July 2015
From
NATAP
PrEP demo project finds the people at highest HIV risk generally take PrEP most consistently

An open-label demonstration project of Truvada pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the United States has found generally high retention and adherence rates, with the highest adherence among

Published
27 July 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Gay youth PrEP study finds good retention and reasonable adherence

A US study of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in 200 young gay and bisexual men aged 18-22 found reasonable levels of adherence. Adherence was highest in those

Published
24 July 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Younger gay men have much lower risk of acquiring HIV than previous generations, but racial disparities persist

An innovative analysis of HIV trends in the Seattle area has found that gay men who were born in the early 1960s had the highest lifetime

Published
23 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Intermittent PrEP may be a robust strategy for anal sex – vaginal much less certain

The pharmacodynamics (drug absorption and elimination rates) of the two drugs that comprise Truvada may favour the efficacy of intermittent pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) more than previously thought, at

Published
22 July 2015
By
Gus Cairns
'Nuanced' sero-adaptive behaviours being used by Australian and American gay men

There is evidence that some groups of Australian and American gay men are considering HIV-positive partners’ undetectable viral load and the time elapsed since an HIV-negative partner

Published
22 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
The pros and cons of PrEP: trial volunteers recount their experience of the ADAPT study

The reasons whether or not people come forward for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) or take it once prescribed are likely to be very mixed, and dependent as much

Published
22 July 2015
By
Gus Cairns

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