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HIV i-Base, HTB: HIVR4P and Glasgow conferences: first reports

HIV Treatment Bulletin (HTB) is a community publication produced by HIV i-Base. This issue of HTB includes the first reports from the recent HIV Treatment for Prevention (HIVR4P) and Glasgow…

Vaginal gel for HIV prevention so far ineffective in the real-world

Young women in Africa are in desperate need of an HIV prevention method that is acceptable to them – but science has so far failed to provide. A vaginal gel…

HIV post-exposure prophylaxis often prescribed for anxiety, not need

A retrospective review of HIV-1 post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) finds it is often prescribed in response to patients' emotional stress rather than according to treatment guidelines. Clara Lehmann, MD, Department of…

Reaching the men: who are the partners of the young women with HIV in South Africa?

In the high-prevalence countries of southern Africa, young women under 25 bear the brunt of the epidemic, with continued high rates of HIV infection. So much so, that epidemiologists at…

Self-lubricating condom shows promise in early study

The condom’s coating absorbs water. A self-lubricating condom that could possibly eliminate the need for lube during intercourse is in development. Publishing their findings in Royal Society Open Science, researchers…

Going local – prevention conference hears about rings, douches, and soluble suppositories

Last week’s HIV Research for Prevention conference (HIVR4P 2018) in Madrid heard a lot about oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP): not only its efficacy but also that poor retention and adherence…

Beyond Truvada – what is the future of PrEP?

Researchers are investigating other antiretrovirals, antibodies, injectables, implants, vaginal rings, vaginal films and other products Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) based on tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine (Truvada) has set a high bar…

HIVR4P: NAM reports

HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P), October 21-25, 2018, Madrid, Spain First large HIV prevention trial using antibodies will probably not be the last Substantial gaps in PrEP care continuum for…

Continued declines in HIV research funding put global prevention targets at great risk

Madrid, Oct. 25, 2018 – HIV prevention research funding continued to decline in 2017 for the fifth consecutive year, driven largely by a five-year low in US public sector funding, according…

HIV activists take to the stage at ‘Research 4 Prevention’ opening to demand continued funding of wider prevention research agenda

October 23, 2018: Activists and public health professionals took to the stage during the opening plenary of the Research for HIV Prevention (HIVR4P) conference yesterday to challenge U.S. government research…

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