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'Test and treat': large study fails to show an impact on new HIV infections

The first major research study of ‘test and treat’ as a public health intervention to report its final results has found that the strategy failed to reduce

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1 hour ago
By
Roger Pebody
European CHMP Adopts Positive Opinion on Truvada® for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:GILD) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), the scientific committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), has adopted a positive opinion on the company’s Type II variation application for once-daily Truvada® (emtricitabine 200 mg/tenofovir disoproxil 245 mg) in combination with safer sex practices to reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV-1 infection among uninfected adults at high risk, a strategy known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP.

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21 hours ago
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Gilead press release
Australia adopts ambitious plan to use PrEP to ‘virtually eliminate’ HIV by 2020

Australia plans an ambitious programme of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) provision for gay men at high risk of HIV, with the aim of ‘virtually eliminating’ HIV in the

Published
21 July 2016
By
Gus Cairns
HIV Drug Pricing Protest Interrupts PrEP Session at AIDS 2016

Protesters against the high cost of antiretroviral drugs joined forces and marched together today, interrupting a research presentation today at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016).

Published
21 July 2016
From
BETA blog
South Africa launches SheConquers prevention campaign for increased focus on young women and adolescent girls

Responding to the heightened vulnerability of young women and adolescent girls to HIV, the Government of South Africa has launched a nationwide HIV prevention campaign. Entitled SheConquers, the three-year, multimillion rand campaign was launched at a session hosted by the South African Ministry of Health during the 21st International AIDS Conference, taking place in Durban, South Africa.

Published
21 July 2016
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UNAIDS
PrEP can further reduce the risk of HIV infection after a partner starts treatment

Offering Truvada pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to the HIV-negative partner in a serodiscordant couple during the first six months after the HIV-positive partner starts antiretroviral therapy (ART) can

Published
21 July 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Young gay men can do well on PrEP, but may need more support

Young gay and bisexual men had good adherence to Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) during the first few months of a demonstration project with close monitoring, but adherence

Published
21 July 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
More confidence on zero risk: still no transmissions seen from people with an undetectable viral load in PARTNER study

The PARTNER study, which two years ago created headlines by establishing that the chance of an HIV-positive person with an undetectable viral load transmitting their virus was

Published
19 July 2016
By
Gus Cairns
It’s all go for a new HIV vaccine efficacy trial this year

A new efficacy trial for an HIV vaccine – only the seventh ever conducted in the history of the epidemic – will start this November, the

Published
19 July 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Comprehensive services for sex workers reduce detectable viral load, but enhanced ARV services provide no extra benefit

A randomised trial in female sex workers in Zimbabwe, offering enhanced access to HIV treatment and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), has failed to show that the extra services

Published
19 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
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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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