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Intermittent PrEP may be a robust strategy for anal sex – vaginal much less certain

The pharmacodynamics (drug absorption and elimination rates) of the two drugs that comprise Truvada may favour the efficacy of intermittent pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) more than previously thought, at

Published
22 July 2015
By
Gus Cairns
The pros and cons of PrEP: trial volunteers recount their experience of the ADAPT study

The reasons whether or not people come forward for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) or take it once prescribed are likely to be very mixed, and dependent as much

Published
22 July 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Non-daily PrEP regimens provide extra options, but adherence is often better with daily dosing

For some people in some settings, less frequent pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) regimens with doses linked to sexual activity are feasible, with high numbers of sexual acts protected

Published
21 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Study sheds light on how tenofovir is processed in different body tissues

The findings have implications for the effectiveness of tenofovir for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Genetic variation might explain some cases of PrEP failure.

Published
17 July 2015
From
HIVandHepatitis.com
The sexual and reproductive health issue you’ve probably never heard of….

Why is one of the most common gynaecological conditions in sub-Saharan Africa, schistosomiasis, misunderstood, under-researched and under-reported? It is a significant risk factor for HIV acquisition in women.

Published
06 July 2015
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50.50
More secondary schooling reduces HIV risk

Longer secondary schooling substantially reduces the risk of HIV infection -- especially for girls -- and could be a very cost-effective way to halt the spread of the virus, according to researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In a study in Botswana, researchers found that, for each additional year of secondary school, students lowered their risk of HIV infection by 8 percentage points about a decade later, from 25 percent to about 17 percent infected.

Published
29 June 2015
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Vaginal microbicide ring study releases first data on participants

An efficacy study of a new method of HIV prevention has published its first data. ASPIRE is one of two large efficacy trials of a vaginal ring microbicide

Published
19 June 2015
By
Gus Cairns
South Africa: Almost 10 percent of HIV-positive women report forced sterilisation

South Africa’s first national HIV stigma index has found that seven percent of HIV-positive women surveyed reported being sterilised against their will and about 40 percent reported contraception was a pre-requisite of accessing antiretrovirals (ARVs).

Published
10 June 2015
From
Health-e
When Sex Ed Discusses Gender Inequality, Sex Gets Safer

A new study shows a "striking" difference in effectiveness between programs that address gender and power, and those that don't.

Published
01 June 2015
From
The Atlantic
Many South African women become infected with HIV during pregnancy posing high risk of transmission to their infants

There is a high risk of HIV seroconversion during pregnancy for women in South Africa, investigators report in the online journal PLOS One. The study involved approximately 10,000

Published
01 June 2015
By
Michael Carter
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