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Status check: PrEP uptake & delivery in the US

How are public health and community health organizations creating demand and facilitating access to PrEP—and what more can be done? Kenneth Mayer, MD, medical research director and co-chair of The Fenway Institute, joined BETA to answer questions about the opportunities to expand PrEP access in the U.S.

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BETA blog
My PrEP story: Patrick (part 1)

Sex is a human right. Your sexual health is as important as any other part of your health. PrEP is not only a fantastic weapon in the fight against HIV but also opens up a space to talk about the type of sex we’re having, the type of sex we want, and why as a society we should be mature enough to talk about it. So come to the LGBT Foundation and let’s talk PrEP!

Published
22 February 2018
From
Prepster
Dr Nneka Nwokolo: Put the power in your hands

Dr Nneka Nwokolo shared with the TEDxEuston community her wish to prevent African women from getting HIV needlessly. As a HIV consultant, she has witnessed in her practice how a ground-breaking pill called PrEP can help stop the spread of HIV amongst African women in addition to the traditional preventative methods such as condoms. This is a game changer that put’s choice and power into the hands of women who are at risk of getting HIV on the continent and its diaspora.

Published
20 February 2018
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TEDxEuston / YouTube
Queen’s University Announces Novel Drug Delivery System With Potential to Reduce HIV Rates

Queen’s, along with their collaborators, PATH, ViiV Healthcare, the Population Council and LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG will combine their complementary expertise to develop a novel microarray patch for HIV PrEP in preparation for future clinical trials.

Published
16 February 2018
From
Infection Control Today
New York Will Investigate Reports of Gay Men Denied Insurance

State financial regulators in New York said Wednesday that they would investigate reports that gay men have been denied insurance policies covering life, disability or long-term care because they were taking medication to protect themselves against H.I.V. Such denials would amount to illegal discrimination based on sexual orientation, and the companies doing so could be penalized, said Maria T. Vullo, the state’s superintendent of financial services.

Published
15 February 2018
From
New York Times
PrEP does not raise lipids or alter body fat, safety study finds

Using PrEP does not raise lipid levels or have any substantial effect on body fat, investigators from the iPrEX trial report this month in the

Published
15 February 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Prescribing PrEP? Don't Wait for Patients to Ask

In the clinic, providers must initiate conversation with people who may benefit from PrEP. Provider-initiated conversations about PrEP resulted in a greater proportion of their eligible caseload receiving PrEP. It was especially effective in increasing the number of underrepresented or underreported patients (eg. women, heterosexual adults, transgender adults, people engaged in sex work, and injection drug users) receiving PrEP.

Published
14 February 2018
From
Contemporary Clinic
He Took a Drug to Prevent AIDS. Then He Couldn't Get Disability Insurance

When Dr. Cheng applied for disability insurance — which many young doctors do to protect a lifetime’s worth of income should they be hurt — he was told that, because he was taking Truvada, he could have only a five-year policy.

Published
12 February 2018
From
New York Times
Are We Really Prepared To Stop HIV?

Last weekend (9/10 February) in Amsterdam, European healthcare workers, activists, advocates and policy makers were at a conference discussing how they could facilitate HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) more widely across European countries. Is it right to continue to limit or stagger access to PrEP to those at highest need in England when it is available freely on the NHS in Scotland and Wales?

Published
12 February 2018
From
Huffington Post
New Campaign Seeks To Lower Hiv Transmission Rate For Black Men

The San Francisco Department of Public Health launched a new campaign today aimed at reducing the spread of HIV among black men through the use of a daily pill that can be 90 percent effective in preventing transmission of the disease.

Published
12 February 2018
From
SFGate
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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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