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Petition to Remove AHF's Michael Weinstein for "Party Drug" remark about PrEP

A former model for one of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)'s campaigns has set up an online petition demanding the resignation of Michael Weinstein, Chief Executive of AHF, after he described Truvada pre-exposure prophylaxis as a "party drug".

Published
14 hours ago
From
Change.org
Op-Ed: The Danger in Calling PrEP a "Party Drug"

Michael Lucas calls on the president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to be removed from his job for remarks about Truvada

Published
15 April 2014
From
Out
Why Aren’t Gay Men On The Pill?

If we can get a critical mass of gay men on either Truvada PrEP or retrovirals, we could soon reach a tipping point in which this virus could be wiped out in a generation.

Published
10 April 2014
From
The Dish
PROUD UK PrEP study completes enrolment – first data give participants' background and risk factors

The pilot stage of the PROUD study – the UK's study of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (HIV-negative people taking HIV drugs to prevent HIV) in gay

Published
09 April 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Long-acting HIV drugs advanced to overcome adherence challenge

If it proves effective, long-acting antiretroviral therapy would set up a new paradigm of monthly or quarterly injectable therapy for some patients. Long-acting drug formulations could solve one of the thorniest problems in HIV management - adherence.

Published
08 April 2014
From
Nature Medicine
Gay Men Divided Over Use of HIV Prevention Drug

It's the Truvada conundrum: A drug hailed as a lifesaver for many people infected by HIV is at the heart of a rancorous debate among gay men, AIDS activists and health professionals over its potential for protecting uninfected men who engage in gay sex without using condoms.

Published
07 April 2014
From
ABC News
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
What’s Next for PrEP? A Q&A with Dr. Susan Buchbinder

San Francisco has been at the forefront of research on PrEP, short for pre-exposure prophylaxis. What PrEP studies are happening in San Francisco right now? And where is PrEP research headed next?

Published
02 April 2014
From
BETA blog
HIV Testing Counselor Sells 'Truvada Whore' Shirts For AIDS Charity

Adam Zebowski, an HIV test counselor at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, is selling #TruvadaWhore t-shirts at a Kickstarter-style site to help meet his AIDS/Lifecycle fundraising goal of $3000.

Published
01 April 2014
From
Towelroad (blog)
1,000 gay men from Hong Kong and China wanted to trial anti-HIV jab

A top Aids research team may try to recruit about 1,000 at-risk men from Hong Kong and mainland China for clinical trials of an injection to prevent HIV infection. If it goes ahead it will be the first HIV-prevention clinical trial in China.

Published
01 April 2014
From
South China Morning Post
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