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PrEP Is Safe for Pregnant Women Who Want the HIV Prevention Drug, a New Study Finds

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is safe for pregnant women to use, according to new research presented at the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P2018) conference in Madrid, Spain.

Published
05 November 2018
From
The Body Pro
How safe is PrEP? Meta-analysis finds no increased risk of serious side-effects

A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials of tenofovir or tenofovir/emtricitabine as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has found no increase in the risk of serious adverse health

Published
02 November 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Going local – prevention conference hears about rings, douches, and soluble suppositories

Last week’s HIV Research for Prevention conference (HIVR4P 2018) in Madrid heard a lot about oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP): not only its efficacy but also

Published
31 October 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Beyond Truvada – what is the future of PrEP?

Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) based on tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine (Truvada) has set a high bar for prevention effectiveness, but a range of alternative PrEP products are in

Published
31 October 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Boston HIV clinic sees 90% reduction in infections in people being prescribed PrEP

The Fenway clinic in Boston, Massachusetts, one of the first to institute a large pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programme in the USA, has seen a reduction

Published
30 October 2018
By
Gus Cairns
First large HIV prevention trial using antibodies will probably not be the last

The HIV Research for Prevention conference (HIVR4P 2018) in Madrid last week was dominated by studies of one type of molecule – broadly neutralising antibodies

Published
29 October 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Generic PrEP bought online has correct amounts of emtricitabine and tenofovir

People buying generic PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) online can be confident they are buying the real thing, according to research presented to the International Congress on Drug Therapy

Published
28 October 2018
By
Michael Carter
The long tail of injectable PrEP is especially long for women

Around four in ten women and one in ten men taking injectable cabotegravir as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) still have evidence of the drug in their body around

Published
25 October 2018
By
Roger Pebody
How substance use affects adherence to PrEP among gay and bisexual men

On average, club drug users were no more likely to miss a dose of PrEP than non-club drug users. However, club drug use (at the event level) increased the odds of missing a dose on the same day by 55 percent and the next day (e.g., a "carryover effect") by 60 percent. "This suggests that although club drug users appeared to have similar aggregate levels of adherence, their missed doses were specifically timed around instances of club drug use.

Published
24 October 2018
From
Medical Xpress
Another rare PrEP failure reported in San Francisco

A San Francisco man was apparently infected with partially resistant HIV despite consistent use of Truvada pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), according to a poster presented at IDWeek 2018, held

Published
09 October 2018
By
Liz Highleyman

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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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