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Trialling PrEP: What happened to the NHS PrEP trial?

When NHS England announced at the start of December 2016 that they’d be funding a new large-scale PrEP trial, many people thought that they’d be able to access PrEP in the spring. More than 3 months later, and the trial has not even started to recruit. Dr Will Nutland from gives an update about what’s going on with the trial.

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Welsh report says HIV prevention drug 'highly effective'

PrEP has "clear potential" to prevent people catching the virus, a Welsh Government-commissioned report has said. It is not currently available on the Welsh NHS.

22 March 2017
This HIV Drug Is Making a Difference. Now Republicans Want to Make It Unaffordable

Republican's plan to replace the ACA would complicate PrEP access, particularly for low-income Americans in the 31 states, plus the District of Columbia, that adopted the Medicaid expansion.

09 March 2017
Thousands of HIV negative Kenyans to be put on ARVs to prevent infection

Thousands of HIV negative Kenyans will for the first time in history be placed on daily ARV pills this month to prevent infection. The pills will be given to those at high risk of contracting the virus, the Health ministry said on Tuesday. Martin Sirengo, head of the National AIDS and STI Control Programme, said trained health workers will assess who qualifies for this treatment, technically known as Pre-exposure prophylaxis (Prep).

07 March 2017
The Star, Kenya
PrEP approved but difficulties remain says New Zealand AIDS Foundation

Approved access to the PrEP medication Truvada is being cautiously welcomed by the NZ AIDS Foundation which says difficulties remain in accessing and using the drug to ward off HIV infection and a poor level of training of GPs.

06 March 2017
Gay NZ
What is safe sex now? Does it include undetectable viral load and PrEP?

Treatment as prevention and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) provide new ways to safely avoid HIV, but this poses challenges to the ways in which communities understand

28 February 2017
Roger Pebody
What we know about the new England PrEP trial

@teamPrEPster, and other HIV advocate groups, will be keeping a watchful eye on development of the trial, not least to ensure that there are no further delays to its implementation.

27 February 2017
Bacterial vaginosis does not affect efficacy of oral PrEP in women

Research presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2017) found that the efficacy of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for women was not affected

23 February 2017
Gus Cairns
STI rates in PrEP users very high, but evidence that PrEP increases them is inconclusive

A study of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) users presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2017) last week in Seattle, showed that PrEP

22 February 2017
Gus Cairns
Mr Gay NZ defends his view that having unprotected sex with HIV can be safe

The new Mr Gay New Zealand, who is HIV positive, is defending having unprotected sex, saying he always informs sexual partners of his health status. He said he only had unprotected sex with HIV positive men or HIV negative men who he knew were on Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which was a pill that reduced the risk of them getting HIV.

21 February 2017
New Zealand Herald
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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

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

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