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National Leaders Release Policy Statement on HIV Prophylaxis for Sexual Assault Survivors

The Association for Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV), and National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) released a policy statement today, recommending that systems be established to ensure that survivors of sexual assault have universal access to medications to prevent HIV following rape.

20 August 2013
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Three-drug ART regimen recommended for health care professionals exposed to HIV

The United States Public Health Service has updated its guidelines for managing health care personnel who are exposed to HIV, emphasizing the need for immediate use of postexposure prophylaxis with three or more antiretroviral therapy drugs for 4 weeks.

09 August 2013
'This Is a Public Health Failure': New York City's Troubling Silence on Morning-After HIV Meds

Eight years into the CDC putting its stamp of approval on PEP as a measure to block HIV infection, why do so few people — especially gay men, who continue to make up the city's highest rate of HIV infections — know what it is or where to get it?

23 July 2013
New York Magazine
ACT UP New York Protests Hospital for Denial of PEP

ACT UP New York protested outside Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan for denying post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to a gay man, according to an ACT UP statement.

18 July 2013
Poz magazine news
Knowledge gaps, problems accessing services for MSM in several countries of eastern and south-eastern Europe

A substantial minority of men who have sex with men (MSM) in countries such as Cyprus, Serbia, Lithuania, Ukraine and Hungary are not being reached by HIV

27 June 2013
Roger Pebody
Mathematical models to better combat HIV

In a paper titled "Stochastic Analysis of Pre- and Postexposure Prophylaxis against HIV Infection," authors Jessica Conway, Bernhard Konrad, and Daniel Coombs present theoretical models of HIV dynamics immediately following exposure to the virus, thus providing a method to study infection and treatment at these early stages, as well as come up with preemptive strategies for prevention.

03 June 2013
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Doctors call for law to protect them against HIV

Leading doctors are calling for a change in the law, so that unconscious patients can be tested for HIV if those treating them get injured.

03 June 2013
The Telegraph
Drug that can stop HIV if used right away is costly

The man believes the doctor he spoke with at the ER kept him from the life-saving medicine because he is uninsured, but the hospital argues its hands were tied.

11 April 2013
Postexposure Prophylaxis: Dealing With Old Guidelines

The patient responded, “With all due respect to the guidelines, in the current era when there are increasingly well-tolerated medications, why would you use a regimen that included only 2 NRTIs without a third drug in any setting where there is a risk of HIV transmission?”

13 March 2013
Clinical Care Options (requires registration)
Australia: Second man denied PEP from hospital

Another gay man has come forward claiming he was unable to access HIV-preventative medication from his local health centre due to ignorance of proper procedure from medical staff.

23 January 2013
Sydney Star Observer

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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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