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PrEP pill to prevent HIV remains little known in France

The AIDS Association of France has launched a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of PrEP, an antiviral drug that protects against HIV. Although little known in France, the medication has proven effective in countries like the US and UK.

Published
12 July 2018
From
FRANCE 24
PrEP@Home pilot shows monitoring PrEP without clinic visit is feasible and acceptable

A pilot project, PrEP@Home, reduced clinic visits to one a year and demonstrated that men who have sex with men in three US cities were

Published
12 July 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Long-Acting Injectable PrEP Shows Promise in Reducing HIV Transmission

A long-acting injectable version of the popular and highly effective HIV prophylactic could be an effective method to prevent transmission of the virus, according to new research. In a computer model where 35% of gay men in the Atlanta community were taking either injectable or oral PrEP, injectable PrEP reduced HIV infections by 44% and oral PrEP by 33%.

Published
11 July 2018
From
MD Magazine
Wider access to HIV prevention drugs still needed

Anti-HIV drugs are highly effective, yet new infections continue because not everyone has equal access to treatment. A new study co-authored by San Francisco State University identifies obstacles that keep people from being treated and suggests interventions.

Published
11 July 2018
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Zimbabwe: PrEP distribution increases

The government has increased distribution of Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) mainly to sex workers and anyone at high risk of contracting HIV, a senior government official has said.

Published
09 July 2018
From
NewsDay
Men of Colour Talk About PrEP

PrEP activist Phil Samba teamed up with Leon Lopez of Brown Boy Productions to create a series of #PrEPchats clips featuring men of colour talking about PrEP, proudly supported by iwantPrEPnow.

Published
09 July 2018
From
Mainly Male
Preventing HIV

A response to Patrick William Kelly's Op-Ed, from Dr. Demetre Daskalakis and Mark Harrington.

Published
09 July 2018
From
New York Times (letter to the editor)
Researchers identify first known case of PrEP failure in developing country

A 28-year-old man in Thailand appeared to have acquired multidrug-resistant HIV while on pre-exposure prophlyaxis, or PrEP, researchers reported.

Published
06 July 2018
From
Healio
HIV is not the only risk – using condoms or getting tested can pose risks to trust and relationships

Perceptions of risk are crucial in explaining why people do or do not make use of HIV-prevention interventions. But considerations of risk need to go

Published
06 July 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Many taking PrEP in San Francisco not having recommended HIV and STI screens

Laboratory monitoring does not meet guideline standards in up to a third of people prescribed pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), investigators report in Open Forum Infectious Diseases.

Published
05 July 2018
By
Michael Carter
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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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