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Stop blaming PrEP for the rise in STIs – the picture is more complex than that

When MSM seek out PrEP, it is a decision that should be supported. To castigate them is to increase stigma and discourage their engagement with health services. We must encourage PrEP use, accept that condom use may fall as a result, design supportive care and be happy knowing that every averted HIV infection is a life-altering moment.

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18 hours ago
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The Conversation
South Africa sleeping on the most successful HIV weapons

Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), taken as a once-daily pill, has been hailed the world over as one of the major HIV prevention interventions in the fight against AIDS. Yet, apart form sex workers, very few South Africans are using PrEP or even know it exists.

Published
03 December 2018
From
Health-e
Lloyd Russell-Moyle: Why I decided to go public about being HIV positive

Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle revealed he was HIV positive in a speech to the House of Commons. This is what he said.

Published
01 December 2018
From
New Statesman
WHO commends Viet Nam for increasing access to PrEP for HIV prevention and sexual health

On the eve of World AIDS Day 2018, the Government of Viet Nam launched a national rollout of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), in collaboration with its partners. The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the decision by Viet Nam’s Ministry of Health to offer PrEP to people at substantial risk of HIV.

Published
01 December 2018
From
World Health Organization
Is the end in sight for HIV? by Matthew Hodson, Executive Director of NAM/aidsmap

Matthew Hodson, Executive Director of NAM/aidsmap, explains the many advances in HIV prevention and asks whether the end of HIV is in sight?

Published
30 November 2018
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boyz
PrEP: Why I’m part of the trial for the HIV prevention pill

Touted as a way to end HIV within a generation, the HIV prevention pill (PrEP) is being trialled in the UK. We spoke to Zia, an artist, activist and educator, to hear his experiences of taking it.

Published
30 November 2018
From
Mosaic
The unexpected effects of the HIV prevention pill

PrEP is great at blocking HIV, but as its use grows, so do fears that people will be more sexually reckless and spread other STIs. But researchers are coming to think that the opposite could be true.

Published
29 November 2018
From
Mosaic
HIV diagnoses fell in the UK in 2017 for the first time among all risk groups, all ethnicities and in all regions, annual report reveals

The 2018 report from Public Health England is entitled Progress towards ending the HIV epidemic in the United Kingdom, and for once the note of optimism in

Published
29 November 2018
By
Gus Cairns
No new infections during research on preventive HIV pill in Belgium

According to the latest figures from Sciensano, 890 new diagnoses were made in Belgium last year, mainly in gay men and people from sub-Saharan Africa. This is a decrease of 27% compared to the peak of 2012.

Published
27 November 2018
From
Institute of Tropical Medicine
Call for minimum standards of PrEP provision and monitoring in Europe

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly effective at preventing HIV infection when it is taken correctly—once a day during times when the likelihood of becoming infected with HIV is very high, or, for gay men and other men who have sex with men, before and after sexual activity, so-called event-driven PrEP.

Published
27 November 2018
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UNAIDS
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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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