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Fall in HIV among gay men could spell end for Britain's epidemic, say experts

New data from Public Health England talks about the potential elimination of HIV, revealing the first downturn in the epidemic among gay and bisexual men since it began, thanks to a combination of frequent testing of people at high risk of infection and rapid treatment.

Published
22 June 2017
From
The Guardian
Sex without fear – ​my experiment with ​the HIV-prevention drug PrEP

When I first heard about the HIV-prevention drug PrEP – pre-exposure prophylaxis – I had mixed feelings. But I was worried that my reaction was the result of anti-gay conditioning, being brought up to think that I didn’t deserve the same rights as the rest of society, and I wanted to challenge this by taking the drug for three months to find out more.

Published
22 June 2017
From
The Guardian
How doctors in Texas are trying to protect transgender patients from a persistent threat: HIV

By offering hormone therapy, the clinic aims to earn the trust of a population that often feels alienated by mainstream medicine and persuade those at high risk of exposure to the virus to start on a drug regimen that can prevent infection.

Published
21 June 2017
From
Los Angeles Times
Update on PrEP Impact trial in England

In response to stakeholders, Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England have published an update on the PrEP Impact Trial.

Published
20 June 2017
From
Public Health England
#IASYouthVoices: PrEP and Proud

"I feel like most young men who have sex with men are invisible in the eyes of health workers." – Kyle, Johannesburg, South Africa. The #IASYouthVoices series returns this month with new stories from young people sharing how HIV affects their lives, from accessing HIV prevention to navigating treatment and care. Watch Kyle's story.

Published
20 June 2017
From
International AIDS Society / YouTube
Generic PrEP approved, but not soon available

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic version of Truvada, a combination pill used for both HIV treatment and prevention, but it will not soon hit pharmacy shelves, advocates said.

Published
17 June 2017
From
Bay Area Reporter
United States and Vietnam launch oral HIV pre-exposure option to reduce new infections

Today, leaders and senior officials from the Ministry of Health (MOH), the US Embassy, PATH, local authorities, community groups, private-sector companies, and celebrities came together to officially launch pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) services in Vietnam. PrEP is being offered by both private and public clinics, including those run as social enterprises by members of key populations themselves. Community-based organizations, which offer HIV testing by lay providers and HIV self-testing, are involved in screening people to see if they are eligible for PrEP and referring them to services.

Published
15 June 2017
From
PATH
Viet Nam: Oral HIV pre-exposure service launched

The Việt Nam Administration for AIDS Control in coordination with PATH has launched an oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) service in Việt Nam.

Published
14 June 2017
From
Viet Nam News
US Food and Drug Administration approves a generic form of PrEP - UK comments

Sexual health advocates hope this will widen access to PrEP, the medication that helps prevent people contracting HIV.

Published
14 June 2017
From
Gaystar News
South Africa: WHO Says HIV Prevention Drug Is Essential

A drug used to help prevent HIV has been included on the World Health Organisation's (WHO) "essential drug list", paving the way for it to be freely available in healthcare facilities around South Africa.

Published
13 June 2017
From
AllAfrica
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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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