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‘Today is a shameful day for HIV prevention’: response to NHS England decision on PrEP

Ian Green, Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust, said: “Today is a shameful day for HIV prevention. This country used to lead the way in the fight against the HIV epidemic, but today, our national health service has washed its hands of one of the most stunning breakthroughs we’ve seen... “The battle for PrEP must continue until the day that people at highest risk have access to this groundbreaking pill that will protect them from HIV.”

Published
9 hours ago
From
Terrence Higgins Trust
NHS England once again denies the public PrEP

NHS England state that they have “considered and accepted NHS England’s external legal advice that it does not have the legal power to commission PrEP”. NAT does not accept this position.

Published
9 hours ago
From
NAT press release
Further update on commissioning and provision of Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PREP) for HIV prevention

NHS England's Specialised Services Commissioning Committee met today. They have accepted NHS England’s external legal advice of 21 March that it does not have the legal power to commission PrEP. They reiterate their offer of £2m to run a number of early implementer test sites in partnership with Public Health England over the next two years.

Published
9 hours ago
From
NHS England
Sex Without Shame – four men reveal how PrEP has changed their attitudes to sex, relationships and HIV

Much has been said about the delays and indecision within NHS England on whether PrEP should be made available to those most at risk. But what about those people for whom PrEP is already part of their daily life? Those people who are already protected from HIV infection with a daily pill? People who are at high risk of HIV, but whose supply of PrEP will soon run out?

Published
13 hours ago
From
Gay Times
Rhetoric Versus Reality: Can the Next President 'End AIDS' in the United States?

What would "ending AIDS" as an epidemic in the U.S. by 2025 look like?

Published
13 hours ago
From
The Body
Every major UK HIV organisation calls on NHS to provide prevention drug

In a rare, almost unprecedented move, the entire HIV sector has come together to call on the NHS to provide the drug – called Truvada – that stops people contracting the virus.

Published
28 May 2016
From
BuzzFeed
Global call for PrEP access

Scientific, medical, and community-based groups from around the world are being urged to issue a joint call for universal access to PrEP.

Published
27 May 2016
From
Positive Living
FDA approves first buprenorphine implant for treatment of opioid dependence

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Probuphine, the first buprenorphine implant for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence.

Published
27 May 2016
From
FDA
Would you take a drug to prevent meth relapses, or stop alcohol cravings?

A small pilot study published in JAIDS has shown that a drug called naltrexone helps men who are interested in cutting back use less often, and may help reduce cravings for both meth and alcohol when taken on an as-needed basis.

Published
27 May 2016
From
BETA blog
Cipla gets approval to sell its version of Truvada PrEP in India

Cipla is the first company to get an approval from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) to sell its version of the drug (Tenvir EM) as a preventive.

Published
26 May 2016
From
The Hindu Business Line
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