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The drugs that protect people who have unprotected sex

HIV infection rates are on the rise, particularly among gay men. But could a new type of drug treatment - PrEP - be given to people so they avoid catching the disease, asks Mobeen Azhar.

Published
03 July 2015
From
BBC
Demonstrators demand NHS access to PrEP

A long and diverse group of people formed a line outside the 56 Dean Street NHS health clinic last night, demanding access to PrEP – a daily pill that prevents HIV transmission. Although 56 Dean Street is London’s busiest and most advanced sexual health clinic, the NHS does not let doctors at the clinic prescribe PrEP. Dressed in blue, the colour of the pills themselves, the line of protesters snaked around the corner to Old Compton Street, with passers-by stopping to ask what was happening.

Published
03 July 2015
From
SoSoGay
Fact-Checking AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Latest Anti-PrEP Screed

The ad, ironically entitled “The War Against Prevention,” is nothing short of a scurrilous attack on Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) as HIV prevention and on gay men’s right to protect themselves against HIV. The missive uses crafty manipulations, and select omissions, of the science behind PrEP to push the agenda of AHF’s notoriously anti-PrEP president, Michael Weinstein.

Published
03 July 2015
From
AIDSMeds
Multiple strategies for safer conception need to incorporate couples' preferences

Misunderstandings about serodiscordance and limited understanding of female fertility and male insemination are barriers to couples in serodiscordant partnerships in attempting to practice safer conception methods, according to

Published
03 July 2015
By
Lesley Odendal
The PROUD Study: a video documentary

A video documentary, directed by Nicholas Feustel and funded by the MRC, on the PROUD Study, a two year study that showed how a daily pill could offer excellent protection against HIV in the real world.

Published
02 July 2015
From
Vimeo
What Preventing HIV in Babies Can Tell Us about Preventing HIV in Adults

Between 1991 and 2010, a massively successful public health strategy reduced the number of babies born in the U.S. with HIV from over 1500 in a year to just over 150. Those engaged in the fight against HIV should look to and learn from the successes and experiences of perinatal HIV transmission prevention efforts.

Published
29 June 2015
From
BETA blog
Pride in London: NHS to come under pressure to provide 'miracle' HIV prevention pill

Campaigners from the Terrence Higgins Trust will carry placards calling on the Government to have pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) made freely available on the NHS as an HIV prevention strategy for gay men.

Published
27 June 2015
From
The Independent
Toward Comprehensive HIV Prevention Service Delivery in the United States: An Action Plan

This action plan, based primarily on the proceedings of the two consultations, seeks to define a communityfocused national strategy for integrating historically separate HIV prevention interventions and services— many with established positive effects on individual health outcomes—into needs-driven components of population-based care and support programs.

Published
25 June 2015
From
Treatment Action Group
A Message from AIDS Healthcare Foundation on PrEP and the IAS

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)'s position on PrEP is habitually misrepresented. This trend hit a new low recently when Chris Beyrer, International AIDS Society (IAS) president, publicly accused AHF of “PrEP denialism” in a plenary session at the South Africa AIDS Conference (SAAC).

Published
24 June 2015
From
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
HIV prevention pill test begins in Amsterdam gay, transgender community

The study will focus on the interest to use PrEP, compliance on taking the pill, how it is to use Prep and whether the cost of this program outweigh the costs saved by preventing people from becoming infected with HIV.

Published
23 June 2015
From
NL Times
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