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Call for minimum standards of PrEP provision and monitoring in Europe

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly effective at preventing HIV infection when it is taken correctly—once a day during times when the likelihood of becoming infected with HIV is very high, or, for gay men and other men who have sex with men, before and after sexual activity, so-called event-driven PrEP.

Published
27 November 2018
From
UNAIDS
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Draft Recommendation Statements on HIV Screening and Prevention

Based on its review of the evidence, the Task Force recommends that clinicians screen everyone ages 15 to 65 years and all pregnant women for HIV. In a separate draft recommendation, the Task Force recommends that clinicians offer pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)—a daily pill that helps prevent HIV—to people at high risk of HIV.

Published
20 November 2018
From
US Preventive Services Task Force
Everyone at high risk of HIV should be offered preventive meds, panel says

An influential panel of medical experts recommended for the first time Tuesday that physicians offer preventive medication to anyone at high risk of acquiring HIV.

Published
20 November 2018
From
Washington Post
Transgender women taking PrEP have lower levels of PrEP drugs, especially in rectal tissues, than cisgender men

A study presented at last month’s HIV Research for Prevention conference (HIVR4P) in Madrid shows that transgender women who are taking feminising hormones and also taking pre-exposure

Published
09 November 2018
By
Gus Cairns
The NHS Refused To Give This Man The HIV Prevention Drug. He Got HIV.

A man who asked his local sexual health clinic for PrEP, the HIV prevention drug, but who was denied it because the NHS has capped the supply, was diagnosed as HIV-positive just a few months later, BuzzFeed News can reveal.

Published
04 November 2018
From
BuzzFeed
PrEP: NHS 'must urgently offer' HIV breakthrough nationwide as study shows infections cut 25% in a year

'Unacceptable' that PrEP provision in England is capped when there are no limits in other UK nations, National Aids Trust chief says

Published
22 October 2018
From
The Independent
Malawi: Sex workers demand access to PrEP

Ministry of Health officials in Malawi announced that the government is yet to rollout guidelines on PrEP. But Health Rights advocates have expressed worry over the delay in adopting new HIV prevention technologies like these.

Published
22 October 2018
From
Key Correspondents
CDC Encourages Health Care Providers to “Prescribe HIV Prevention”

The federal initiative aims to help clinicians and their patients understand and access PrEP and PEP.

Published
22 October 2018
From
Poz
My PrEP Story: Will

As the IMPACT Trial hits its first anniversary, PrEPster co-founder Will Nutland says that the waiting needs to stop: full implementation of PrEP must become a priority.

Published
12 October 2018
From
Prepster
Some gay and bisexual men see PrEP as a 'social problem'

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

Published
05 October 2018
By
Michael Carter

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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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