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Pre-exposure prophylaxis works—it's time to deliver

The science is now clear: oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with a coformulation of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine (Truvada) significantly reduces the risk of HIV infection among individuals at high risk of HIV infection. The news that PrEP has shown consistent efficacy among those who take it as prescribed should be a cause for celebration, and galvanise action to ensure access to PrEP for those who could benefit the most.

Published
17 April 2015
From
The Lancet
HIV and the general election - what we should be talking about

The National AIDS Trust and HIV Scotland have joined together to identify the key priorities for the new Parliament which will reduce HIV transmission and improve the lives of people living with HIV across the UK.

Published
15 April 2015
From
NAT press release
Are Condoms Over? Research and Reality for Gay Men

Are condoms over? No. The availability of new prevention options does not require us to abandon a tool that has been proven effective for decades. Let's move forward in the search for new prevention options without bashing the ones we have -- or those who promote them.

Published
15 April 2015
From
The Body
LGBT drug support

London Friend chief executive Monty Moncrieff talks to David Gilliver about the treatment needs of the LGBT community and the challenge posed by the ‘chemsex’ scene.

Published
14 April 2015
From
Drink & Drugs News
Why are HIV rates so high among straight black men?

A new study published in the journal Health Psychology set out to discover why there’s an over-representation of straight black males contracting HIV and how to better promote safe sex—and debunk the misconception that straight black men with HIV may secretly be gay.

Published
14 April 2015
From
Fusion
Newly adopted risk behaviours predict HIV infections in Portuguese gay men

Changes to an individual’s risk profile – including starting to have unprotected sex with a steady partner, a partner being diagnosed with HIV and having a new

Published
14 April 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Zimbabwe’s female condom success story takes new form

Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health is currently gathering evidence on acceptance of a new Cupid Female Condom before rolling it out.

Published
13 April 2015
From
Key Correspondents
How San Francisco plans to 'get to zero' new infections of HIV

An ambitious new plan in San Francisco aims to completely end the transmission of HIV, which infects about 50,000 people every year nationwide. In a city where huge strides have already been made in battling the epidemic, public health officials, doctors and activists are increasing their efforts to bring the number of new HIV infections down to zero.

Published
13 April 2015
From
PBS NewsHour
Living With Drugs: France approves safe injection rooms for users

France has approved drug consumption rooms where drug users can consume their drugs under the supervision of health professional.

Published
13 April 2015
From
International Business Times
An HIV Cure and a Vaccine within the Next 15 Years?

Earlier this year, Bill Gates caused a ripple in the media by expressing optimism that a vaccine and a cure for HIV will become a reality within the next 15 years. From TAG’s perspective, Gates’s buoyancy does have some scientific basis—there have been encouraging signs of progress on both the vaccine and cure fronts in recent years—but the challenges that lie ahead must not be underestimated.

Published
13 April 2015
From
Treatment Action Group
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