Category Archives: HPTN052

  1. The Challenges that Arise When Using ARV’s as HIV Prevention

    via AIDSmeds, by Tim Horn Excerpt: A key question from HPTN 052 is whether the results can be generalized to other contexts, Cohen and his colleagues explain. Examples include heterosexual couples with CD4 counts lower and higher than those studied in HPTN 052; high-risk heterosexual individuals, notably sex workers and their clients; men who have sex with Read More >>

    ARV, HPTN052, MSM, prevention, Treatment, Treatment as Prevention
  2. CROI 2012: Recent Results Presented by Partners PrEP Study

    via MedPage Today, by Michael Smith Giving anti-retroviral drugs to HIV-negative people can reduce their risk of acquiring the virus from an HIV-positive partner, a researcher said here. In a large randomized controlled trial in Africa, this type of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, cut the risk of infection by up to 75% compared with placebo, according to Read More >>

    ARV, ARVs, CROI, HPTN052, Partners PrEP, PrEP
  3. Concerns about Gilead’s Truvada used as HIV Prevention

    via Financial Times, by Christine Livoti Gilead Sciences’ (NASDAQ: GILD) once-daily Truvada pill has seen only tepid interest for adoption in the HIV prevention setting, despite treatment guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), experts told Biopharm Insight. This is largely related to issues around feasibility, cost and historical evidence for other prevention strategies, which may Read More >>

    FDA, Gilead, HPTN052, new prevention technologies, Treatment as Prevention, Truvada, United States
  4. The Latest Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) Briefing – Antiretrovirals and Prevention

    via the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), by Catherine Tomlinson and Nathan Geffen Exciting new evidence has demonstrated the potential of antiretroviral medicines (ARVs) to prevent HIV from being sexually transmitted. This TAC briefing explains the evidence and then discusses policy implications. Our recommendations 1.The WHO must release its guidelines on serodiscordant couples.2.People living with HIV should be Read More >>

    ART, FEM-PrEP, HIV/AIDS policy, HPTN052, Microbicides, PrEP, Treatment Action Campaign, Treatment as Prevention, WHO
  5. Building the momentum to prevent HIV in MSM

    Via The Lancet, by Thomas J Coates. Larry Kramer, on accepting the Tony Award last month from the Theatre Guild-American Theatrical Society for The Normal Heart as Best Revival of a Play said: “To gay people everywhere, whom I love so dearly…we are a very special people, an exceptional people, and…our day will come.” My day came Read More >>

    anal sex, CAPRISA, circumcision, gay men, HIV, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, HPTN052, human rights, iPrEx, LGBT rights, MSM, PrEP, prevention
  6. Treatment as Prevention – The Tough Road Ahead

    Via PlusNews. The sixth International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention started optimistically as the hype surrounding the use of antiretroviral treatment to prevent HIV infection gained momentum. But the focus of much discussion in Rome from 17-20 July will undoubtedly be on how to transform the recent promising research findings into workable policy. The Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, HPTN052, IAS, IAS 2011, testing, Treatment as Prevention, WHO