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Health Secretary Vaughan Gething announces all-Wales PrEP trial

The Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced an all-Wales study to provide the drug Truvada® to all those who would benefit from the preventative treatment.

Published
28 April 2017
From
Welsh Government
Nelly Mugo—rolling out PrEP in Kenya

Nelly Mugo has had a central role in building evidence for PrEP, as a co-author on the Partners PrEP study. Most of her current work is focused on scale-up and roll-out of PrEP.

Published
28 April 2017
From
The Lancet (free registration required)
‘Postcode lottery’ for HIV-preventing drugs as England, Scotland and Wales split on issue

England, Scotland and Wales will end up with divergent rules on the use of HIV-preventing drugs, after a recommendation against providing the drugs on the NHS from the Welsh medicines advisory body.

Published
28 April 2017
From
Pink News
Are women prepared for HIV PrEP?

Did you know that you can take a drug to reduce your risk of getting HIV? If you're a gay man, you've probably heard of it. But PrEP doesn’t only benefit men, and some women and trans folks are wondering why a drug that could potentially save their lives hasn’t been aggressively promoted in their communities.

Published
28 April 2017
From
KALW
British HIV Association (BHIVA) statement on Wales' failure to approve Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention

Although a final decision is yet to be announced, the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) has indicated that Wales will not join Scotland in recommending the provision of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) by the NHS for the prevention of HIV. BHIVA Chair, Professor Chloe Orkin, said: "A negative decision would be a harsh blow for those of us throughout the UK at the front line of HIV prevention and care."

Published
26 April 2017
From
BHIVA
The CEO of HIV

Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation treats an enormous number of patients — and makes an enormous amount of money. Is that why so many activists distrust him?

Published
26 April 2017
From
New York Times
PrEP 17 – The coming of age of PrEP - coming soon

This 36 minute documentary film, commissioned by PrEPster, shines a light on how PrEP has become available to thousands of people in Britain, despite the failures of the English health system.

Published
26 April 2017
From
PrEPster
Prescribers of PrEP don't see most patients increasing risky sexual behavior

A new study examining medical provider attitudes toward prescribing PrEP to prevent HIV found that those who already prescribe it do not see widespread increases in risky sexual behavior among their patients as a result.

Published
26 April 2017
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Thai HIV Advocates Drop the PrEP Ball

It is astonishing that strong, albeit subtle, resistance for PrEP scale-up in Thailand comes from a few influential leaders of HIV NGOs. Small in number, these NGOs are vocal and influential. Their opinions are esteemed by government officials and fellow NGOs. The resistance is not stated in public. Most of the objections to PrEP I have heard from these individuals during backroom talks or various office meetings or private discussions. Concerns, doubts, or cautions against PrEP that are said in public were vague and ambivalent.

Published
25 April 2017
From
AVAC
The Success of Italy’s Community-Based Approach to Naloxone

The provision of naloxone by community-based harm reduction services, as takes place in Italy, is highly important for reducing the harms of opioid drugs, a report suggests.

Published
25 April 2017
From
Talking Drugs
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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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