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What to Do When a Patient Admits an H.I.V. Phobia

She had been volunteering at a drop-in center for the homeless, helping to prepare dinner, when she felt a sting in the tip of the finger and looked down to see a red mark and a dot of blood. She could not find the object that had poked her, but she knew immediately what might have happened: She had seen a few used syringes lying around the place, and perhaps one had somehow gotten into the sink and perhaps she had stuck her finger with it, and perhaps it had just been used by an H.I.V.-infected addict, and perhaps right that minute, the virus was coursing through her own veins. So of course she went to the nearest emergency room. She knew that medication taken promptly could prevent H.I.V., and she wasn’t taking any chances.

Published
16 September 2014
From
New York Times
Learning about additional HIV prevention methods doesn’t undermine gay men’s intentions to use condoms

Health promotion interventions can combine information about condoms and alternative biomedical prevention methods without undermining attitudes and intentions to use condoms, according to an experimental study published in

Published
15 September 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Change to recommended regimen for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)

The Expert Advisory Group on AIDS (EAGA) has recommended a change in the recommended regimen for post-exposure prophylaxis from tenofovir/emtricitabine with Kaletra to tenofovir/emtricitabine with raltegravir.

Published
11 September 2014
From
Expert Advisory Group on AIDS (EAGA)
Meta-analysis: only half the people who start PEP complete the course

There are significant losses at each step of the post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) ‘treatment cascade’, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of 97 studies presented to

Published
23 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
HIV Prevention in Clinical Care Settings - 2014 Recommendations of the International Antiviral Society–USA Panel

In an innovative approach to HIV prevention, an interdisciplinary group of experts has come together for the first time to lay out a framework of best practices to optimize the role of the clinician in achieving an AIDS-free generation.

Published
19 July 2014
From
Journal of the American Medical Association
The Atlanta Principles Urge CDC to Act Now on HIV Prevention

The document urges the CDC to address TasP, PrEP and PEP.

Published
11 June 2014
From
Poz magazine news
30 years on and still more to do to educate gay men about HIV prevention

Thirty years after the discovery of virus, new research from NAT (National AIDS Trust) reveals that gay men are in the dark about new HIV prevention tools, with knowledge among 16-24 year olds particularly low.

Published
23 April 2014
From
NAT press release
Few patients attend HIV clinic after ED visit for postexposure care

Only half of people who were referred to HIV clinics for follow-up after presenting to the emergency department for nonoccupational postexposure prophylaxis actually attended the clinic for care.

Published
15 April 2014
From
Healio
Forgotten Negatives: The Limits of Treatment as Prevention

The CDC’s High-Impact Prevention strategy takes aim at the stubborn HIV incidence rate in the United States. The only problem: it doesn’t include an ambitious plan for those at risk for the virus.

Published
02 April 2014
From
Treatment Action Group
Revisiting the safety spectrum: how gay men fall into different 'risk classes' for HIV

Gay men fall into different groups that are at radically different risk for acquiring HIV, Canadian research presented at the 11th International AIDS Impact Conference last week

Published
07 October 2013
By
Gus Cairns
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