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NHS England considers expanding PrEP trial - NAT comment

Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of NAT (National AIDS Trust) said: “This proposed trial expansion, from 10,000 to 13,000 participants, is essential and we urge NHS England to confirm the decision urgently. This expansion was first proposed by NAT as necessary to estimate accurately the likely long-term needs of a routinely commissioned PrEP programme and it’s great news that this is now on the table.

Published
18 June 2018
From
National AIDS Trust
My PrEP story: Patrick (part 2)

In his second My PrEP Story blog Dr. Patrick Baxter talks about being on Gilead’s DISCOVER Trial. What’s the trial attempting to do? And why the lack of community consultation? And is he really using PrEP?

Published
10 April 2018
From
Prepster
Gay men seeking HIV-preventing PrEP drugs are being ‘turned away’ from sexual health clinics over trial capacity

More than two dozen sexual health clinics in England are now turning away gay men who are seeking to take HIV-preventing drugs, PinkNews has found.

Published
21 March 2018
From
Pink News
Powerful new PrEP and treatment drug should be effective as a small weekly pill

MK-8591 or EFdA is a novel and exceptionally long-lasting and potent HIV drug, being developed by Merck. It is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase translocation inhibitor

Published
12 March 2018
By
Gus Cairns
The vaginal ring: more HOPE to the DREAM? Higher adherence and better effectiveness seen in open-label ring studies

Two open-label, parallel studies of vaginal rings used to prevent HIV in women released interim results at the 25th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI

Published
08 March 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Longstanding Mombasa Cohort helps answer questions about HIV risk and transmission

This month, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center virologist Dr. Julie Overbaugh and her collaborators in Kenya and the U.S. celebrated the 25th anniversary of a unique group of HIV research participants — high-risk women in Mombasa, Kenya — who helped change the landscape of HIV transmission research.

Published
28 February 2018
From
Fred Hutch
An Exciting Act II for the Study That Proved Treating HIV Early Is Best

With a grant to follow their large study population through 2021, researchers hope to gain vital new insights about HIV infection.

Published
25 February 2018
From
Poz
NIH study supports use of short-term HIV treatment interruption in clinical trials

A short-term pause in HIV treatment during a carefully monitored clinical trial does not lead to lasting expansion of the HIV reservoir nor cause irreversible damage to the immune system, new findings suggest.

Published
11 January 2018
From
National Institutes of Health
Setting the Standard: New prevention trials in the era of oral PrEP

There’s a lot going on in the world of HIV prevention research right now. One key issue is how participants might access oral PrEP as part of HIV prevention trials. It may seem simple: trial participants have the right to the highest standard of HIV prevention and care as part of participation. But the ethics, trial design issues and the mechanisms by which interventions are provided as standard of care are quite complex. Opinions differ and politics abound.

Published
08 December 2017
From
AVAC
European Cure Review concentrates on HIV therapeutic vaccines

A cure for HIV would almost inevitably have to involve a vaccine to improve the body’s natural ability to control HIV, a seminar on European HIV cure

Published
16 November 2017
By
Gus Cairns
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

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.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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