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UNC Receives $18 Million to Combine Tech & Health

"iTech will be home to six studies with each study using technology to address a barrier to the HIV care continuum,” said Hightow-Weidman. “For youth at risk of becoming infected with HIV, we will develop apps that list HIV testing sites and medical providers who prescribe pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP to prevent HIV. For youth who test positive for the virus, we will develop electronic health interventions to engage them in care and improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy.”

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University of North Carolina Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases
The CDC’s Gay Dance Video about HIV is Flat Out Fabulous

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has produced a music video that joyfully educates gay men about HIV prevention options. And it is foot-stomping fabulous. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_espkK-vLgc

Published
27 September 2016
From
My Fabulous Disease
Dutch model finds PrEP for high-risk gay men is cost-effective at current prices and cost-saving at generic prices

A mathematical modelling study based on the HIV epidemic in the Netherlands has found that daily pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) would be cost-effective even at current drug prices

Published
27 September 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Five Things Providers Said About PrEP at a Family Planning Conference

Getting PrEP information in front of family planning providers could make a big difference in women's access to the HIV prevention tool. Right now, 60% of women access primary care through family planning providers, yet only about 4% of family planning providers have ever prescribed PrEP.

Published
27 September 2016
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The Body Pro
Inside the Fight to Make a Revolutionary HIV Medication Widely Available

The controversial anti-HIV drug PrEP (or Truvada) is widely seen as a medicine for gay men. We speak to trans people, sex workers and black community leaders who believe that they need PrEP, too.

Published
22 September 2016
From
VICE
Why I believe everyone should have easy and affordable access to PrEP

Trans man Jamie Jaxon takes PrEP to prevent becoming HIV positive. Here he explains why NHS England should provide the treatment.

Published
21 September 2016
From
Gay Star News
CHMP Recommends for Approval Generic Version of Truvada

At its September meeting, the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended for approval a generic version of Truvada – Emtricitabine/Tenofovir disoproxil Zentiva (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil) for the treatment of HIV infection.

Published
20 September 2016
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EATG
I wrote this piece while getting chemotherapy, because people have started using cancer patients like me as a weapon against gay people

Patient needs should never be pitted against each other and, as a cancer patient and gay man, I see the importance of both my chemotherapy and the need for PrEP as non-paralleled treatments that cannot be compared against each other.

Published
19 September 2016
From
The Independent
PrEP, test-and-treat offer most cost-effective methods for HIV prevention

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, and “test-and-treat” methods are both more cost-effective than the current strategy for the prevention of HIV transmission among men who have sex with men, according to researchers. The success of either strategy, however, depends on treatment initiation and adherence.

Published
19 September 2016
From
Healio
Bone loss and recovery in MSM aged 13-24 using PrEP for a year

Results from an open-label study in young people using PrEP showed that impact on bone health might be important is daily dosing is used for many years.

Published
19 September 2016
From
HIV i-Base
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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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