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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
10 hours ago
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
10 hours ago
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
11 hours ago
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
New U.S. HIV Data on Gay Men and MSM Lacks Race Analysis

Last week, Emory University in partnership with the CDC released new information about HIV/AIDS prevalence and incidence among MSM around the country. The study used various methodologies to obtain more accurate information about the number of MSM there are on a state, county and city level. This information is critical in our attempt to assess the actual magnitude of the AIDS epidemic among MSM in America.

Published
26 May 2016
From
The Body
How far is reality of HIV treatment access from optimal? Study looks at preventive impact of antiretroviral therapy where waits are long, stockouts common, and status sometimes secret

In KwaZulu-Natal, where rates of HIV are the highest in South Africa, close to a third of adults live with HIV, and only a little more than a third of adults in their working years have paying work. The rate of people with access to treatment for HIV has grown in the last dozen years, but antiretroviral medicine stockouts are common, and staying in care is challenged.

Published
25 May 2016
From
Science Speaks
Demon or savior? Aids activist at war to make condoms in porn the law

At the entrance to the Aids Healthcare Foundation, a staffer wears a red T-shirt bearing the slogan “Condoms are Cool”. Down the hallway is the office of Michael Weinstein, the forthright head of the billion-dollar not-for-profit organization who is the first to volunteer that he is regarded as a “condom Nazi”.

Published
25 May 2016
From
The Guardian
Positive on PrEP

Meet three guys who got HIV after starting Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis. How does this happen, and how are they doing today?

Published
25 May 2016
From
POZ
Are ‘Sex roulette’ parties really taking place?

PICTURE this scenario: you walk into a room filled with a bunch of naked people. You’re all about to voluntarily have sex. But one of them has an incurable sexually-transmitted infection. You don’t know who that person is. And you’re strictly not allowed to use a condom. Makes for a crazy story, right? Over the past week, reports have emerged of this supposed rising new trend called ‘Sex Roulette’ parties.

Published
25 May 2016
From
news.com.au
Pre - Exposure Prophylaxis in the EU/EEA: Challenges and Opportunities

ECDC held a meeting in Stockholm on 27-28 April 2016 to discuss considerations for PrEP implementation in Europe.

Published
25 May 2016
From
ECDC
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