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  • Can PrEP on Demand for HIV Prevention Work in the U.S.? Experts Answer Your Questions

    The efficacy of on-demand PrEP is uncontroversial, but work is still needed to inform clinicians, PrEP programs, and other HIV programs serving communities of color in the U.S. This was the central theme of a panel discussion about on-demand PrEP at the recent December 3-4 Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit, held December 3 and 4 in Los Angeles.

    17 December 2018 | The Body Pro
  • No new infections during research on preventive HIV pill in Belgium

    According to the latest figures from Sciensano, 890 new diagnoses were made in Belgium last year, mainly in gay men and people from sub-Saharan Africa. This is a decrease of 27% compared to the peak of 2012.

    27 November 2018 | Institute of Tropical Medicine
  • HIV Seroconversion Despite PrEP Therapy

    The tragedy of continued HIV transmission in the era of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is explored in detail in a viewpoint article published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.1 The study evaluated a cohort of 14 young black men who have sex with men (MSM) in Atlanta, Georgia, who experienced HIV seroconversion despite administration of PrEP as part of the EleMENt Study.

    22 November 2018 | Infectious Disease Advisor
  • 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
  • Swapping daily pills for monthly shots could transform HIV treatment and prevention

    New results are raising hopes for easing one challenge of living with HIV: the need to take daily pills for life, both to ward off AIDS and to lower the risk of transmitting the virus to others. Missing doses can also foster the emergence of HIV strains with drug resistance, a danger both to the person receiving treatment and, if those strains spread, to entire populations. Now, a large-scale study has shown over 48 weeks that monthly injections of two long-acting anti-HIV drugs work just as well as taking daily pills.

    23 August 2018 | Science
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