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London doctors on verge of defeating HIV thanks to new programme

London doctors believe they could be on course to defeat HIV after a dramatic fall in the number of new infections, the Standard can reveal. An early intervention programme imported from San Francisco has seen a 42 per cent reduction in new cases of HIV at 56 Dean Street in Soho, the biggest sexual health clinic in Europe.

11 January 2017
London Evening Standard
Statement on the provision of PrEP and PEP

The Association of Directors of Public Health is calling for NHS England to commission a national programme for PrEP and for their commissioning of PEP to include the open access sexual health services commissioned by local authorities... Correspondence from NHS England to local authority commissioners makes it clear that they will not reimburse PEP provided by local authorities' sexual health services.

30 March 2016
Association of Directors of Public Health
People Are So Desperate For The Drug That Blocks HIV They're “Cheating” The NHS

It’s called “clinic hopping” and involves lying to doctors to get the drug Truvada. Those involved spoke to BuzzFeed News about the lengths they’ll go to for PrEP – and why.

04 February 2016
BuzzFeed News
London clinic survey shows impact of chemsex on condom and PEP use

A survey of gay men in London using drugs during sex – chemsex – has shown high levels of unprotected sex and hepatitis C among both HIV-positive

27 October 2015
Keith Alcorn
With EACS release, all international HIV treatment guidelines agree on when to start – for the first time since 2006

The new European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) HIV clinical guidelines, released last week at the 15th European AIDS Conference, bring Europe into line with the rest of the

26 October 2015
Gus Cairns
How gay men in London ask for PEP to get PrEP

Greg Owen describes how increasing numbers of gay men in London are 'clinic hopping' in order to claim P:E:P (post-exposure prophylaxis) and instead using it as PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis).

13 October 2015
Greg Owen blog
Inside an HIV prevention clinic—trying to transition from PEP to PrEP

Researchers in Toronto have conducted an observational study to evaluate a program that assessed which patients using PEP would be good candidates for PrEP once their course of PEP was completed.

16 September 2015
High rate of mental health issues found among some PEP users

Researchers in Boston found that people who sought PEP had a high rate of mental health issues. The Boston team strongly encourages healthcare providers who prescribe PEP to screen and treat potential patients for mental health issues.

26 August 2015
HIV PEP with emtricitabine/tenofovir/rilpivirine has excellent completion and adherence rates

Daily post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) with single tablet emtricitabine/tenofovir/rilpivirine (Complera, Eviplera) has excellent completion rates and good side-effect and safety profiles, Australian investigators report in the online edition of

17 July 2015
Michael Carter
Who’s been using PEP—and would they benefit from PrEP?

With 50,000 new HIV infections occurring in the U.S. every year, it’s clear that PEP isn’t being used as often as it could be. Using data collected at a large community health center over the past 15 years, two recent studies evaluated who has been accessing and using PEP—and provide insight into how researchers and practitioners can more effectively deploy biomedical prevention strategies moving forward.

11 June 2015
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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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