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PrEP’s social impact on the lives of some gay men in Toronto

-- Researchers interviewed early adopters of PrEP in Toronto about their experience. -- Participants reported that their use of PrEP left them feeling “proud” and “liberated.” -- Stigma and judgment…

Long-acting injectable ARVs are convenient and private, study participants report

HIV-positive people who took injectable cabotegravir + rilpivirine every four or eight weeks as antiretroviral therapy found it more convenient and discreet than daily pills, also feeling that it eliminated…

Attitudes towards men who ‘bareback’ are a barrier to wider use of PrEP

Two new qualitative studies from Toronto shed light on how stigma affects the uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and the experience of taking it. In the first, young gay men…

Usage remains low for pill that can prevent HIV infection

From gritty neighborhoods in New York and Los Angeles to clinics in Kenya and Brazil, health workers are trying to popularize a pill that has proven highly effective in preventing…

Ireland: Gilead withdraws challenge to generic HIV drug

Gilead has dropped its appeal against the High Court’s refusal to grant an injunction against generic manufacturers Pharmaceutical giant Gilead, which manufactures the HIV anti-retroviral drug Truvada, has withdrawn its…

PrEP could make US easily hit its 2020 HIV prevention goal

If just a quarter of men who have same-sex intercourse and are at a high risk for HIV used daily preventive medicine, three out of every 10 HIV infections could…

Do HIV-preventing microbicides have a future in the age of PrEP?

Courting controversy, the NIH considers a shift away from the development of new vaginal or rectal-based HIV prevention products. Global research into new HIV prevention products stands at a crucial…

New website launched: Women and PrEP

Sophia Forum and partners - cliniQ, Forum Link and ATHENA Initiative launched a new web resource on PrEP for women: womenandprep.org.uk Women and PrEP was developed by a small group…

One year in: lessons on rolling out an HIV prevention pill in South Africa

Last year South Africa became the first country on the continent to register the use of a drug that could be used as an oral pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention.…

Brazil begins PrEP roll-out on World AIDS Day

29 November 2017 – Brazil’s Ministry of Health will start provision of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention in key higher-risk population groups through 35 sites across the country, beginning…

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