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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.

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17 hours ago
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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
PrEP data links anti-HIV immune response to reduce chance of infection

"The rigor of the placebo-controlled iPrEx trial gave us access to the necessary data and specimens to address that question. What we found was what people have been looking for, for a long time - a correlation between future infection risk and a measureable immune response."

Published
23 June 2015
From
Medical Xpress
Two AIDS Organizations Publicly Battle Over PrEP

A new pro-PrEP ad campaign by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago launched today in response to an advertorial campaign across LGBT media outlets by AIDS Healthcare Foundation that prompted the community to consider the consequences of widespread PrEP use, calling it a “War on Prevention.”

Published
22 June 2015
From
HIV Plus
Delivering effective HIV Prevention in the UK: time to venture into new territories

Fragmented and rarely aligned with local needs (as noted in a 2015 National AIDS Trust report on HIV Prevention in England), the emphasis on delivering primary prevention fails to address the multidimensional nature of the epidemic and the structural factors that foster it. It also a fails to acknowledge and incorporate the scientific achievements of the recent years in HIV prevention into service delivery.

Published
22 June 2015
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PrEP is not linked to greater risk for depression

A new paper out of the iPrEx study--a randomized, placebo-controlled trial of daily oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in men and transgender women who have sex with men -- reported no link between taking Truvada for oral PrEP and experiencing depression.

Published
22 June 2015
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Australia’s Long Wait for Truvada

At last year's Melbourne AIDS conference, every state and federal health minister in Australia pledged to eliminate HIV transmissions by 2020. While there's been a suite of measures set in place to achieve this, there's one thing missing: and that's widespread access to PrEP (or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), facilitated with a drug called Truvada.

Published
19 June 2015
From
Vice
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