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New Algorithms Could Help Providers ID PrEP Candidates

Electronic prompts for clinicians to recommend Truvada to people at risk for HIV could help increase PrEP’s impact.

Published
17 July 2019
From
Poz
Trial Pairs PrEP With Behavioral Intervention to Prevent HIV in Drug Users

Yale University investigators are leading a trial that is testing a bio-behavioral intervention’s ability to improve pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) adherence and reduce the risk of HIV acquisition in individuals with opioid dependency, a population experiencing new outbreaks of HIV.

Published
15 July 2019
From
Contagion Live
How Australia Could Almost Eradicate H.I.V. Transmissions

It took universal health care, political will and a health campaign designed to terrify the public, but nearly four decades into the H.I.V. crisis, Australian researchers say the country is on a path toward making transmissions of the virus vanishingly rare.

Published
12 July 2019
From
New York Times
Australian gay and bisexual men interested in switching to on-demand PrEP

Half of gay and bisexual men using PrEP in Australia would be interested in switching from taking daily PrEP to taking on-demand PrEP, and this interest was

Published
11 July 2019
By
Unity Sandasi
PrEP Trials Offer Insight for Reaching at-Risk Women in Sub-Saharan Africa

Reaching individuals at high risk of acquiring HIV infection continues to pose a challenge to uptake of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). A new study looked at PrEP clinical trials in sub-Saharan Africa, examining recruitment strategies to reach women at high risk of contracting HIV.

Published
10 July 2019
From
Contagion Live
Same-day PrEP initiation a favorable option for patients at risk for HIV

Same-day initiation of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV prevention was found to be safe, feasible and well-received among patients at a walk-in STD clinic, according to a recently published study. During the study, which was conducted at a clinic in Denver, a high proportion of the participants were linked to ongoing PrEP care, researchers reported.

Published
10 July 2019
From
Healio
What Does PrEP Cost Outside the United States?

For the past several years, doctors in the United States have watched enviously as other countries have approved generic versions of PrEP made by Mylan, Teva, and other generic drug companies. These cheaper generics have made it easier for governments to support large PrEP scale-up programs.

Published
04 July 2019
From
The Body
HIV diagnoses in Australia drop to lowest number in 18 years

Australia continues to lead the world in HIV prevention and in 2018 recorded the lowest number of HIV diagnoses since 2001. According to a report released today by the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney, last year there were 835 HIV diagnoses across the country, which represents a decline of 23% over five years.

Published
03 July 2019
From
University of New South Wales
Free, fast track access to PrEP now available in London

Those who meet the eligibility criteria will soon get a free, six month supply of PrEP. The improved access to PrEP comes thanks to HIV and sexual health charity, Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) and the UK’s busiest sexual health clinic, 56 Dean Street.

Published
01 July 2019
From
Gay Star News
England: More than a quarter of sexual health clinics closed to new PrEP trial places

Despite a promised expansion of 13,000 places, Seema Kennedy has revealed that 38 of the 147 sites taking part in the PrEP Impact Trial are closed to some new recruits to the trial.

Published
01 July 2019
From
Pharmaceutical Journal
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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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