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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: Not the Latest Fad but a Drive for Change

In a recent BMJ Blog Dr Rupert Whitaker cast a critical eye on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for the prevention of HIV infection, questioning its role as a public health intervention. The piece is challenging and although it rightly emphasises the need for a carefully planned implementation, it contains a number of factual inaccuracies and conceptual misunderstandings that need to be addressed. PROUD pilot study interim analysis finds pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly protective against HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: The Great Confusion WHO recommends PrEP for MSM: Time for the UK to take note and act?

Published
14 November 2014
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As strategies to prevent HIV and unintended pregnancies evolve, concepts of “multi-purpose technologies” raise a familiar question . . .

What do women want? While two trials test vaginal rings to fight HIV, market research highlights respondents’ interests in different options.

Published
14 November 2014
From
Science Speaks
US panel calls for easing ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men

Donations should be accepted from men who have been celibate for one year. Proposal from doctors and advocates will be forwarded to FDA for approval.

Published
14 November 2014
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The Guardian
Groundbreaking HIV vaccine's effects were real – and could be made to work better

Findings from further studies using a reformulation of the only HIV vaccine that has ever worked in a large efficacy trial were presented at the recent HIV

Published
13 November 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Semen directly impairs effectiveness of microbicides that target HIV

Most microbicides work by targeting the virus itself, attempting to break it down or blocking its ability to infect a cell. However, the heightened infectiousness of HIV in the presence of semen appears to over-power any anti-viral effects the microbicides possess. The one exception to this finding is a different type of microbicide that acts on the host cells' receptors, stopping the virus from latching on from within. In the current study, this microbicide, [containing the drug called] called Maraviroc, was equally effective in preventing infection both with and without the presence of semen.

Published
13 November 2014
From
MedicalXpress
HIV and hepatitis scare: Dentist named as Desmond D'Mello

Public appeal launched to trace 22,000 patients treated by dentist Desmond D'Mello, who allegedly did not follow proper procedures over 32 years in Nottinghamshire.

Published
12 November 2014
From
Telegraph
The Case for PrEP, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love HIV-Positive Guys

Taking Truvada changed my life. No, really.

Published
12 November 2014
From
The Stranger
HIV and hepatitis scare: 22,000 patients recalled

Patients are to undergo tests over risks they could have been treated with contaminated dental equipment over three decades. A dentist was suspended in June after a whistleblower filmed him allegedly breaching infection-control standards.

Published
12 November 2014
From
Telegraph
"On Demand" PrEP Reduces Risk of HIV Among Gay Men -- But What About Women?

On the heels of news that gay men had very high levels of protection from HIV infection through intermittent pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) timed around sexual activity, a mathematical model predicts that most women would need to stick with a daily dose of Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) to prevent HIV infection from vaginal sex.

Published
12 November 2014
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The Body Pro
What are the barriers that could stop HIV treatment becoming HIV prevention?

One of the key strategies involved in trying to bring an end to the HIV epidemic is to increase the proportion of HIV-positive people on antiretroviral therapy

Published
12 November 2014
By
Gus Cairns

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