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PrEP acceptable to UK gay men, studies find

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) would be an acceptable HIV prevention strategy for large numbers of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in major UK cities, according to two studies presented to the British HIV Association (BHIVA) conference … Continue reading

Contraceptive requirement may have compromised FEM-PrEP study

A requirement that all participants take hormonal contraceptives may have been what led to the disappointing failure of a study of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) targeted at single women, the International Microbicides Conference in Sydney was told today. The FEM-PrEP study … Continue reading

A Tale of Two Trials: How Adherence is Everything in PrEP

Adherence makes all the difference to the efficacy of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) heard on Tuesday. Further data were presented from two trials of PrEP (giving anti-HIV drugs to HIV-negative people to … Continue reading

Questions on Tactics to Prevent HIV [PrEP]

PrEP is short for PreExposure Prophylaxis and may be part of comprehensive HIV prevention services in which HIV negative people who are at high risk, take antiretroviral medication daily to try to lower their chances of becoming infected with HIV … Continue reading

HIV drug-prevention strategy carries risks [PrEP]

Earlier this month, we posted a video containing data from the iPrEx trial from the IAS 2011 conference stating that tenofovir/emtricitabine (Truvada) reduced new HIV infections by 42% overall, and by more than 90% among people who demonstrated good adherence. … Continue reading

IAS 2011: iPrEx Shows PrEP is Durable [VIDEO]

The effectiveness of biomedical approaches to prevent HIV infection was a key theme of the 6th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2011), held July 17-20, 2011, in Rome. Among the major studies presented, Robert … Continue reading

A ChatBot for sexual health

As part of a comic relief grant, Positive East are seeking to develop a chatbot designed to answer a range of sexual health related questions.We invite you to complete a survey at the link as a way to generate content … Continue reading

HIV Awareness Training

DESCRIPTION This course covers HIV and is intended to provide a good level of HIV awareness in the community. It will also provide indepth knowledge of treatment, up to date best practice and knowledge of STIs and their management. It … Continue reading

Is There Still Room for HIV Prevention and Education at Pride?

It seems as if many great things are sparked by conflict. The civil rights movement was birthed from years of racism, violence, and subjugation. The women’s movement followed the same path and pursuit of equality. And LGBTQ pride is no … Continue reading

When I admitted I was HIV positive, my fellow academics excluded me

When I was diagnosed with HIV, I had no idea that new drugs had transformed the virus from something life-threatening to little more than an inconvenience. Today, a daily pill gives me an average life expectancy and makes it impossible to pass the … Continue reading