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Removable PrEP implant produces high drug levels in rabbits; further studies planned

A small removable plastic implant resembling a tiny piece of dry spaghetti is capable of delivering sustained levels of the drug tenofovir, researchers told last month’s HIV

Published
15 November 2018
By
Gus Cairns
PrEP Messaging: Using radio to reach communities with oral PrEP messages

Joel Odondi must be doing something right. The former chaplain for a girls’ school has become a trusted expert on HIV prevention to radio listeners across Kenya – delivering messages that correct misinformation, counter myths, explain scientific concepts, and frame public health debates on PrEP and a host of other issues related to HIV. Keeping an ear out especially for what young women need to hear, Odondi uses a powerful combination of responsiveness, accuracy and credibility to get the job done.

Published
13 November 2018
From
Prepwatch
PROUD qualitative findings: PrEP’s impact on sexual behaviour

Qualitative data from the PROUD study revealed that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an important added prevention tool to strategies already in place for men in England having

Published
13 November 2018
By
Krishen Samuel
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.

Published
11 November 2018
From
Daily Maverick
Transgender women taking PrEP have lower levels of PrEP drugs, especially in rectal tissues, than cisgender men

A study presented at last month’s HIV Research for Prevention conference (HIVR4P) in Madrid shows that transgender women who are taking feminising hormones and also taking pre-exposure

Published
09 November 2018
By
Gus Cairns
PrEP sorting: HIV-negative gay men prefer sexual partners who are using PrEP

PrEP status is a significant factor for HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM) when selecting sexual partners, but not when choosing friends or romantic

Published
07 November 2018
By
Krishen Samuel
Los Angeles PrEP outreach campaign targets at-risk women

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has created a series of videos to raise awareness among women about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis as part of a campaign called GetPrEP LA.

Published
05 November 2018
From
Daily Bulletin
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.

Published
05 November 2018
From
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.

Published
05 November 2018
From
The Body Pro
The NHS Refused To Give This Man The HIV Prevention Drug. He Got HIV.

A man who asked his local sexual health clinic for PrEP, the HIV prevention drug, but who was denied it because the NHS has capped the supply, was diagnosed as HIV-positive just a few months later, BuzzFeed News can reveal.

Published
04 November 2018
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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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