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Truvada and the truth: is HIV prevention propelling the STI epidemic?

Among men who have sex with men, ‘pre-exposure prophylaxis’, or PrEP, has apparently led to a fall in condom use Condoms, 100% of the time: that was the HIV-prevention policy…

HIV i-Base: HIV Treatment Bulletin, 19 October 2018

HIV Treatment Bulletin (HTB) is a community publication produced by HIV i-Base. In this issue of HTB: BHIVA and Ageing Conferences, PrEP guidelines. The bulletin can be accessed here.  

Drop in Australia HIV sparks call for greater drug roll-out

HIV transmission rates among gay and bisexual men fell by almost a third in the Australian state of New South Wales following the wide-scale introduction of a daily anti-HIV drug,…

Mark Josef Rapa: HIV does not discriminate

I refer to the reply by the Equality Ministry ‘LGBTIQ action plan’ (September 20) to my comments in ‘HIV treatment in Malta archaic, activist warns’. In its reply, the government…

Latest issue of Journal of Virus Eradication now online

The Journal of Virus Eradication provides a specialist, open-access forum and fast-track pathway to publish work in the rapidly developing field of virus eradication, particularly of HIV, HBV and HCV.…

First US failure of Truvada as PrEP is reported at IDWeek 2018

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…

Ireland: HIV prevention drug PrEP to be evaluated for State funding

Hiqa has began assessment to examine cost and clinical effectiveness of supply Health authorities have begun a formal process to evaluate the possibility of introducing a State-funded HIV prevention drug.…

PrEP regarded as a social problem by some gay and bisexual men

Gay and bisexual men have differing attitudes towards men who are using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), according to US research published in Sociology of Health & Illness. A series of focus…

Most PrEP users in Berlin obtained it from informal channels

Over half of men who have sex with men (MSM) living in Berlin who were using HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) accessed it through informal sources, without consistent medical monitoring, according…

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…

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