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Transmitted HIV drug resistance is persistent but is not harming treatment responses in the UK

A study that looks at the genetic makeup of archived samples of drug-resistant HIV in the UK has found evidence that some drug-resistant strains of HIV are

Published
8 hours ago
By
Gus Cairns
Provision of PrEP in the UK will be cost-effective for gay men at high risk of HIV, model finds

A cost-effectiveness model of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for gay men based on the data from the PROUD study, and adapted to the UK epidemic, finds that

Published
01 June 2015
By
Gus Cairns
3 things to keep in mind about trans (men’s) inclusion in HIV prevention research

Prevention research and interventions (e.g., PrEP demonstration projects) that focus on trans women are needed, rather than problematically lumping them in with men who have sex with men.

Published
01 June 2015
From
CATIE
PrEP in the eyes of a young Thai gay man

To take PrEP or not to take PrEP? That is the question; the question that’s trending among gay men, me included, who are still learning about the breakthrough medication.

Published
28 May 2015
From
APCOM
Unzipped: Ronnie on Risks, Monogamy, and Why He Takes PrEP (video)

In this episode of Unzipped, we get an deeper glimpse into the life of Ronnie. Watch as he talks about his hopes for love, his thoughts on monogamy and the risks that led him to to PrEP.

Published
26 May 2015
From
HIVEqual.org
New York Governor Announces PrEP Assistance Program

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week a new pre-exposure prophylaxis assistance program that proponents say will help to end the AIDS epidemic in the state by 2020. The country's first-of-its-kind program will help at-risk groups, including gay and bi men and transgender women, obtain testing, medication, and counseling.

Published
26 May 2015
From
HIVPlusMag
Prioritisation is crucial for the success of PrEP, model confirms

A mathematical model developed by two researchers at Imperial College in London, and based on what would happen if pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was introduced to a high-prevalence

Published
20 May 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Scotland must extend PrEP, not wait for HIV vaccine

Charities across Scotland and the UK called upon the government for access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an effective means of preventing HIV infection. George Valiotis, CEO of HIV Scotland, told KaleidoScot: “We need to see leadership from Scottish Government on making access to PrEP a reality. The steps needed to make it happen must be clarified, and action taken to speed the process up.

Published
19 May 2015
From
KaleidoScot
PrEP Prescriptions on Dramatic Upswing in New York State

In less than a year, the number of New York State residents receiving Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prescriptions through Medicaid has nearly tripled. According to Dan O’Connell, director of the AIDS Institute at the New York State Department of Health, from July 2013 through June 2014, 305 HIV-negative New Yorkers were taking Truvada to prevent infection with the virus. By the close of February 2015, that figure had jumped 272 percent to 832 people.

Published
14 May 2015
From
POZ
Truvada PrEP causes only mild loss of bone mineral density

Treatment with tenofovir/emtricitabine (Truvada) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is associated with small but significant decreases in bone mineral density (BMD), investigators from the landmark iPrEx study report in the

Published
14 May 2015
By
Michael Carter
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