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  • Trying to prevent and diagnose HIV at the same time – a Catch-22?

    The doctors were puzzled by the fact that it wasn’t quite HIV. If it became HIV they could treat it. If it didn’t become HIV and went away they could discharge him. But this just being short of HIV all the time confused them.

    11 November 2018 | Daily Maverick
  • How to evaluate PrEP and vaccines: urgency for next generation compounds

    Several presentations at R4P 2018 looked at the new challenges of evaluating efficacy of new PrEP and vaccine candidates.

    05 November 2018 | HIV i-Base
  • PrEP Is Safe for Pregnant Women Who Want the HIV Prevention Drug, a New Study Finds

    Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is safe for pregnant women to use, according to new research presented at the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P2018) conference in Madrid, Spain.

    05 November 2018 | The Body Pro
  • How substance use affects adherence to PrEP among gay and bisexual men

    On average, club drug users were no more likely to miss a dose of PrEP than non-club drug users. However, club drug use (at the event level) increased the odds of missing a dose on the same day by 55 percent and the next day (e.g., a "carryover effect") by 60 percent. "This suggests that although club drug users appeared to have similar aggregate levels of adherence, their missed doses were specifically timed around instances of club drug use.

    24 October 2018 | Medical Xpress
  • First U.S. Failure of Truvada as PrEP Is Reported at IDWeek

    A poster presentation at IDWeek, a yearly conference held by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, revealed that a 21-year-old Latinx man has acquired HIV despite consistently high adherence to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). This new report is unique for several reasons, primarily because this is the first known HIV seroconversion with verified adherence to PrEP in the U.S.

    07 October 2018 | The Body Pro
  • Making Clinical Trials of PrEP More Inclusive of Women, No Matter Their Pregnancy Status

    Three new trials of HIV prevention drugs seek to answer directly a question that researchers inside and outside the field of HIV have explicitly avoided for years: How do drugs work -- and are they safe -- in pregnant and breastfeeding women?

    01 October 2018 | The Body Pro
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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.

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