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US: Senate Bill Proposes Expansion of PrEP Access

A bill introduced by Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) Thursday, the PrEP Access and Coverage Act, would expand access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), medications that can reduce the risk of HIV infection by up to 92%.

Published
25 June 2019
From
Pharmacy Times
The Slow Rollout Of PrEP Is Denying Gay Men Their Right To Human Dignity

Gay men are already a socially marginalised and stigmatised group – their health can no longer continue to be sacrificed, National AIDS Trust's Yused Azad writes

Published
24 June 2019
From
Huffington Post
No HIV infections over two years among MSM and transgender individuals taking event-driven PrEP

No HIV infections occurred over two years of follow-up among individuals taking event-driven pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in a demonstration study conducted in Amsterdam, investigators report in Lancet HIV. The

Published
21 June 2019
By
Michael Carter
CytoDyn Signs Groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding with Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre to Study Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Use of Leronlimab (PRO 140) in People at High Risk of Acquiring HIV

“The rationale for the use of leronlimab as PrEP is grounded in the long-standing observation that individuals deficient for the CCR5 co-receptor are nearly completely resistant to sexual transmission of HIV,” said Dr. Jonah Sacha, Associate Professor of the Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Sacha continued, “Given the difficulties many patients face with adherence to daily oral antiretroviral therapy drugs as PrEP, once-weekly leronlimab as PrEP could be transformative in slowing the epidemic.”

Published
20 June 2019
From
CytoDyn press release
PrEP reduces HIV infections by over 95% in US ‘real world’ study

A study of people prescribed pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) over a four-year period at a large centre in Los Angeles has found that HIV incidence in people

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

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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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