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London gay men anticipate some pros and cons of different PrEP methods – but optimal efficacy is key to acceptability

When presented with a range of possible HIV prevention technologies – a daily pill, pills before and after sex, injections, or a rectal gel – gay men

Published
09 September 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Vaginal ring for HIV prevention effective and acceptable

An updated adherence analysis from the ASPIRE study indicates that consistent users of a vaginal ring containing dapivirine experienced 65% fewer infections, the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in

Published
02 September 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Vaginal bacteria increase HIV susceptibility and may reduce PrEP effectiveness

Overgrowth of a certain species of vaginal bacteria was associated with a 13-fold higher likelihood of acquiring HIV, while another species was found to lower tenofovir levels

Published
15 August 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
IPM's dapivirine ring may offer significant HIV protection when used consistently

New data analyses announced at the AIDS 2016 conference today provide additional evidence suggesting that the monthly dapivirine vaginal ring developed by the nonprofit International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) provides significant protection against HIV infection in women when used consistently. The new data were released as two open-label studies of the ring begin and as IPM pursues regulatory approvals for the product for its use in developing countries.

Published
18 July 2016
From
International Partnership for Microbicides
Treatment Action Group: Pipeline Report 2016

Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines, Preventive Technologies, Research Toward a Cure, and Immune-Based and Gene Therapies in Development.

Published
15 July 2016
From
Treatment Action Group
Five Exciting HIV Prevention Studies We’re Paying Attention To

What’s on the horizon of HIV prevention? Here are five clinical trials to pay attention to, if you’re interested in what the next big breakthrough in the HIV prevention field may be.

Published
30 June 2016
From
BETA blog
Can a gel to prevent HIV be applied as a lube?

Rectal microbicide gels, applied either daily or before and after sex, are currently being investigated as an option for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Given that many people who have anal lready use lube, one hope is for an HIV-prevention product that people could essentially use in place of a lube. But can gels provide enough coverage across rectal tissue if people don’t use an applicator?

Published
18 March 2016
From
BETA blog
NIAID to Fund Further Study of Dapivirine Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced today that it would move forward with an open-label extension study of an HIV prevention tool for women: a silicone ring that continuously releases the experimental antiretroviral drug dapivirine in the vagina. The new study builds on recently announced findings from the ASPIRE trial which found that the dapivirine ring safely provided a modest level of protection against HIV infection in sub-Saharan African women.

Published
14 March 2016
From
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Vaginal ring for HIV prevention: a few details would have elevated good coverage to great

Analysis of BuzzFeed's coverage of vaginal ring studies.

Published
01 March 2016
From
Health News Review
Why a new vaginal ring could be a game-changer in HIV prevention

This is the first time two phase-three clinical trials have confirmed statistically significant efficacy for a microbicide to prevent HIV. The dapivirine ring was designed to offer potentially long-acting protection against HIV through slow, continuous delivery of dapivirine into the vaginal tissues over the course of four weeks. But there are still several more steps that need to be followed before the ring becomes available to women.

Published
01 March 2016
From
The Conversation
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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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