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PrEPline Provides Clinicians With Advice On New HIV Prevention Tool

A new telephone consultation service was launched earlier this month to provide free, expert advice to clinicians across the United States about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

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AIDS.gov
Model Explains Why HIV Prevention Dosing Differs by Sex

A mathematical model developed by NIH grantees predicts that women must take the antiretroviral medication Truvada daily to prevent HIV infection via vaginal sex, whereas just two doses per week can protect men from HIV infection via anal sex. This finding helps explain why two large clinical trials testing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, in women failed to show efficacy

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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) press release
Drugs and tourism combine to raise HIV risk in Caribbean

A study in a sex tourism resort in the Dominican Republic suggests three themes: (1) local demand shifts drug routes to tourism areas, (2) drugs shape local economies, and (3) drug use facilitates HIV risk behaviors in tourism areas.

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Futurity: Research News
No link between tough penalties and drug use - UK government report

There is "no obvious" link between tough laws and levels of illegal drug use, a government report has found. Liberal Democrat Home Office minister Norman Baker said the report, comparing the UK with other countries, should end "mindless rhetoric" on drugs policy. He accused the Conservatives of "suppressing" the findings for months.

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3 hours ago
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BBC News
The mind-bending politics of drugs

Perhaps the only thing more mind-bending than drugs is the politics of drugs. Politically, there are a number of factors at play.

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3 hours ago
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Conservative Home
South Africa: 'Massive' HIV Vaccine Trial Possible Soon

The only HIV vaccine in the world that worked slightly in Thailand also seems to work on South Africans.

Published
30 October 2014
From
AllAfrica
Tenofovir gel use associated with lower HSV-2 risk in women

The risk of acquiring herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) was reduced by 46% (aIRR:0.54, 95%CI:0.30-0.97, p=0.038) among women who regularly used the vaginal gel containing tenofovir, according

Published
30 October 2014
By
Lesley Odendal
Injectable cabotegravir makes progress towards human efficacy studies: doubts about injectable rilpivirine

Researchers have determined the dose of an injectable formulation of the integrase inhibitor cabotegravir (formerly GSK744) that will be taken into efficacy trials to see if it

Published
30 October 2014
By
Gus Cairns
PrEP for a new era

It was an exciting morning for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) using daily oral TDF/FTC (brand-name Truvada).

Published
29 October 2014
From
What's Up HIV (blog)
Why Did AIDS Activists Go to Geneva to Cite U.S. HIV/AIDS Policies as a Form of Racial Discrimination?

"It is important for activists to use whatever means are at our disposal -- including public embarrassment of the U.S. -- to fight all forms of discrimination," says Kenyon Farrow, the U.S. & Global Health Policy Director with Treatment Action Group (TAG).

Published
29 October 2014
From
The Body
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