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Would an HIV-preventing drug change your world?

BBC World Service phone-in discussion on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Contributors include Michael Weinstein (AIDS Healthcare Foundation), Helen Rees (Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute), Garry Brough (Terrence Higgins Trust), David Campos (San Francisco Board of Supervisors) and PrEP users.

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9 hours ago
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BBC World Have Your Say (audio)
NYC promotes acceptance of controversial HIV drug

New York City's health department is advertising on gay hookup apps and lobbying doctors to promote wider use of a controversial anti-HIV pill that vastly cuts the risk of infection. But the therapy has stoked infighting among AIDS activists over promiscuity and safer sex practices.

Published
17 hours ago
From
Newsday
PrEP will need high adherence, high effectiveness and high coverage in specific populations to be affordable in the US, New York study finds

A study based on New York City that modelled pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake there has found that in order to be affordable, PrEP would need to be

Published
17 hours ago
By
Gus Cairns
Can this HIV drug help to end 30 years of blighted lives?

Truvada is giving peace of mind to gay men in the US – it should be offered here on the NHS now.

Published
29 September 2014
From
The Guardian
PrEP, The Pill, and the Fear of Promiscuity

LGBT academic Ian Lekus compares the furore around PrEP with the one that met the development of the contraceptive pill: "Acknowledged or not, PrEP users — and for that matter, three decades-plus of HIV/AIDS activism — build directly on how the Pill’s early adopters challenged the presumed omniscience of medical authorities. The experiences of the Pill’s first users also remind us to keep a critical eye trained on those institutions and narratives that circumscribe the quest for balancing health, desire, and autonomy."

Published
25 September 2014
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Nursing Clio
Truvada: 'Honestly, it's a revolution. It's so great taking control'

In their own words, 12 candidates for the HIV prevention pill describe their decision to accept or reject a Truvada prescription

Published
25 September 2014
From
The Guardian
Prep Use Up in SF, Advocates Seek Wider Access

The number of people using pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, to prevent HIV infection has risen steadily over the past year, according to data presented this week.

Published
22 September 2014
From
BETA blog
Targeting PrEP to High-Risk Gays Would Lower HIV - For a Huge Price

Targeting Truvada as PrEP to New York City men who have sex with men at high risk for HIV is the most cost-effective approach to promoting the intervention.

Published
22 September 2014
From
AIDSMeds
Stigma, ambivalence and other priorities – explaining poor adherence to PrEP and vaginal microbicides

HIV stigma, the danger of being mistakenly labelled as having HIV, ambivalence about the research process, confusion about the use of antiretrovirals to prevent infection, as well

Published
19 September 2014
By
Roger Pebody
San Francisco Official Says He Takes Truvada to Prevent H.I.V., and More Gay Men Should, Too

Scott Wiener, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, made an unusual public announcement on Wednesday: He takes Truvada, a daily antiviral pill, to greatly reduce his risk of contracting HIV.

Published
18 September 2014
From
New York Times
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