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PrEP reduces HIV infections by over 95% in US ‘real world’ study

A study of people prescribed PrEP over a four-year period at a large centre in Los Angeles has found that HIV incidence in people taking PrEP was

Published
18 June 2019
By
Gus Cairns
USPSTF Recommendation for PrEP: Reflections on Insurance Coverage and HIV Prevention for Older Adults

An “A” letter grade indicates that the panel recommends the service and finds there is high certainty that the service has a substantial net benefit. This recommendation will help improve access to PrEP by urging health care providers to offer PrEP to people at risk for HIV. It will also trigger statutory coverage requirements for health plans and create other opportunities for making PrEP more affordable.

Published
17 June 2019
From
O'Neill Institute
My PrEP Story: Leander (part 3)

I recently chatted with someone on Grindr who told me he “only did safe”. I asked him if that meant he preferred to use condoms. He said that’s obviously what ‘safe’ meant.

Published
17 June 2019
From
Prepster
Truvada as PrEP Tied to Only Modest Bone Density Decline

A new analysis also found a correlation between higher adherence to the daily drug regimen and greater bone density loss.

Published
17 June 2019
From
POZ
Ireland: PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates to be rolled out later this year

THE PrEP HIV prevention programme will be implemented in 2019, Health Minister Simon Harris said today. “We want to reduce the number of new HIV diagnoses in Ireland. Increasing the availability of PrEP will help us to do so. This report not only confirms that PrEP can help to prevent HIV amongst those who are high risk, it also shows how a PrEP programme could save money,” said Harris.

Published
17 June 2019
From
Journal.ie
Ireland: HIV programme ‘will be undermined’ by lack of capacity

Thousands of people are being turned away from sexual health clinics across the Republic, which will undermine a programme for preventing HIV due to be introduced later this year, according to Fianna Fáil. The PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) HIV prevention programme is being implemented by the Government following advice from the State’s health watchdog that it would be safe and cost-effective.

Published
17 June 2019
From
Irish Times
Study illuminates PrEP treatment pathway and its facilitators and barriers for women in the Bronx

Self-perceived HIV risk, learning about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) via trusted sources, positive healthcare experiences and health insurance coverage are facilitators of PrEP initiation and continuation for at-risk minority

Published
17 June 2019
By
Michael Carter
US insurers must now cover PrEP

An influential guidelines body in the United States has put its full weight behind pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to people at high risk of HIV. The grade A recommendation

Published
11 June 2019
By
Roger Pebody
My PrEP Story: KUCHENGA (part 2)

When a friend stays over, I notice the flash glance in the morning as I dole out my PrEP meds, hormones and vitamins from my divider and down them with citrus juice. Silence doesn’t ‘always’ speak volumes but in this case it does.

Published
11 June 2019
From
Prepster
Study Suggests Widespread PrEP Use Would Take a Big Bite Out of HIV

The study also projected that PrEP use among adult gay and bi men would result in considerable reductions of HIV among adolescents.

Published
11 June 2019
From
POZ
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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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