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Press Ban at National PrEP Summit Was a Bad Idea for HIV Community

The National Minority AIDS Council banned press from its National PrEP Summit in December. At a time when we need more press focus on HIV prevention methods and the systemic barriers preventing those methods from getting the people who need them most, NMAC's decision is the wrong one.

Published
17 hours ago
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The Body
New HIV prevention treatment can only work if perception improves

A De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) professor and his PhD student have urged the medical profession and media to change the way in which a new HIV prevention treatment is represented if they want it to work. He found that men who would benefit most from taking PrEP were being put off by its association with “high risk” people – as they did not want to place themselves in this category.

Published
17 hours ago
From
De Montfort University (press release)
PrEP HIV prevention drug trial expanded in Victoria but fears people still missing out

The Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) said 2,600 places in the Victorian trial were exhausted within about six months of opening last July. The organisation funded the trial along with the State Government and Alfred Health and this week allocated another $100,000 to allow a further 600 people to take part. But the existing waiting list already has about 550 people on it, and the Federal Government has been urged to support greater access to the drug across Australia.

Published
17 hours ago
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ABC Online
PrEP: A Dream Deferred

PrEP is largely failing to help those who need an HIV prevention game changer most desperately, namely Black MSM, in particular those younger than 25.

Published
17 January 2017
From
Poz
Zimbabwe: Zim to Roll Out Pre-Exposure HIV Pill

ZIMBABWE will soon start rolling out pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication in selected districts in the country after adopting World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on HIV treatment and prevention.

Published
16 January 2017
From
AllAfrica
HIV diagnoses falling steeply, early figures show: London clinics see hope in increased use of pre-exposure prophylaxis

Early figures from four London sexual health clinics reveal a steep decline in the rate of HIV diagnoses in 2016, raising the possibility that the virus could be managed out of existence in the UK. The fall might be explained by the increased use of medicines called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. The medicines are provided by the clinics but are also for sale online, though they are not available on the NHS.

Published
13 January 2017
From
Financial Times
Implants and injectables: PrEP in the future

Last month’s announcement that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will give up to $140 million to a Boston drug device manufacturer to develop an

Published
13 January 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
London doctors on verge of defeating HIV thanks to new programme

London doctors believe they could be on course to defeat HIV after a dramatic fall in the number of new infections, the Standard can reveal. An early intervention programme imported from San Francisco has seen a 42 per cent reduction in new cases of HIV at 56 Dean Street in Soho, the biggest sexual health clinic in Europe.

Published
11 January 2017
From
London Evening Standard
CDC guidelines for HIV prevention regimen may not go far enough, study suggests

A new study from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health suggests modifying federal health guidelines related to the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV transmission because current standards could miss some people who should be on it.

Published
10 January 2017
From
EurekAlert
Risk score accurately predicts which pregnant and postpartum women would benefit most from PrEP

A risk score based on routine assessments carried out during antenatal care in resource-limited settings can accurately predict which pregnant and breastfeeding women have an especially high risk

Published
10 January 2017
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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