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Victoria slams Australian federal government for inaction on PrEP

The Victorian Government has announced it will provide additional funding towards the state’s pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) trial to give nearly 4,000 people access to the HIV prevention pill. Victoria called on the federal government to take action and provide additional funding for high-risk people to access PrEP now. However, these calls were not responded to.

27 March 2017
Star Observer
Frame PrEP as part of a ‘healthy sex life’ for better adherence

Brief, empowering messaging around pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can lead to better medication adherence, new research has found. When PrEP counselors framed PrEP as part of a healthy sex life, new PrEP clients were significantly more likely to have high levels of adherence to the medication. This was true even among demographics that typically struggle with adherence including young people and people of color.

27 March 2017
BETA blog
Trialling PrEP: What happened to the NHS PrEP trial?

When NHS England announced at the start of December 2016 that they’d be funding a new large-scale PrEP trial, many people thought that they’d be able to access PrEP in the spring. More than 3 months later, and the trial has not even started to recruit. Dr Will Nutland from gives an update about what’s going on with the trial.

23 March 2017
Welsh report says HIV prevention drug 'highly effective'

PrEP has "clear potential" to prevent people catching the virus, a Welsh Government-commissioned report has said. It is not currently available on the Welsh NHS.

22 March 2017
This HIV Drug Is Making a Difference. Now Republicans Want to Make It Unaffordable

Republican's plan to replace the ACA would complicate PrEP access, particularly for low-income Americans in the 31 states, plus the District of Columbia, that adopted the Medicaid expansion.

09 March 2017
Thousands of HIV negative Kenyans to be put on ARVs to prevent infection

Thousands of HIV negative Kenyans will for the first time in history be placed on daily ARV pills this month to prevent infection. The pills will be given to those at high risk of contracting the virus, the Health ministry said on Tuesday. Martin Sirengo, head of the National AIDS and STI Control Programme, said trained health workers will assess who qualifies for this treatment, technically known as Pre-exposure prophylaxis (Prep).

07 March 2017
The Star, Kenya
PrEP approved but difficulties remain says New Zealand AIDS Foundation

Approved access to the PrEP medication Truvada is being cautiously welcomed by the NZ AIDS Foundation which says difficulties remain in accessing and using the drug to ward off HIV infection and a poor level of training of GPs.

06 March 2017
Gay NZ
What is safe sex now? Does it include undetectable viral load and PrEP?

Treatment as prevention and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) provide new ways to safely avoid HIV, but this poses challenges to the ways in which communities understand

28 February 2017
Roger Pebody
What we know about the new England PrEP trial

@teamPrEPster, and other HIV advocate groups, will be keeping a watchful eye on development of the trial, not least to ensure that there are no further delays to its implementation.

27 February 2017
Bacterial vaginosis does not affect efficacy of oral PrEP in women

Research presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2017) found that the efficacy of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for women was not affected

23 February 2017
Gus Cairns
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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

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

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