Category Archives: new prevention technologies

  1. IRMA is Turning the Tide Together – Please Join Us!

    IRMA members are Turning the Tide Together at AIDS 2012 and beyond. Will you be like the IRMA members pictured above and join us? To get involved in this AIDS 2012 awareness campaign, and to share what “Turning The Tide Together” means to you, download the template here and submit your photos to: photosAIDS2012@gmail.com. Several other IRMA Read More >>

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  2. FDA Delays Approval of HIV Prevention Drug by Three Months

    via bloomberg.com, by Anna Edney Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD), the world’s largest maker of AIDS drugs, said U.S. regulators delayed by three months a decision on whether the company can expand use of its HIV treatment Truvada as a therapy to prevent the virus. The Food and Drug Administration moved the target date to Sept. 14 so Read More >>

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  3. POZ: David Evans Gets Practical About PrEP

    [IRMA highly recommends this one. Brilliant, strategic, thoughtful, sober, forward-thinking – a must read] via POZ, by David Evans Excerpt: Give people the facts–the whole picture–and let them decide whether PrEP is right for them Let’s tell people how effective the drug is when they actually take it as prescribed–over 90 percent effective–and stop quoting statistics from Read More >>

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  4. Many HIV/AIDS Advocates Support the FDA to Approve PrEP for HIV Prevention

    via PRNewswire In public comments submitted this week, a group of 14 leading HIV/AIDS and health organizations stated their support for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of emtricitabine/ tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF/FTC or Truvada®) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection in adult men and women. Their comments, submitted in advance of a May 10 Read More >>

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  5. PRESS RELEASE: AVAC Urges FDA Approval of PrEP Following Positive Advisory Committee Recommendation; Lays out Priorities to Ensure Access

    Thursday, May 10, 2012 Contact: Mitchell Warren, mitchell@avac.org, +1-914-661-1536 Kay Marshall, kay@avac.org, +1-347-249-6375 AVAC Urges FDA Approval of PrEP Following Positive Advisory Committee Recommendation; Lays out Priorities to Ensure Access New York, NY — AVAC hails the recommendation by an FDA Advisory Committee that emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF/FTC or Truvada) be approved for use as pre-exposure prophylaxis Read More >>

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  6. The FDA Evalutes the Decision on PrEP for HIV Prevention

    via The New York Times, Denis Grady An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration is expected to vote Thursday on whether a drug already used to treat H.I.V. infection should also be approved to prevent it. Such a recommendation, if made, would mark the first time that government advisers have advocated giving antiviral medicine to Read More >>

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  7. We can’t afford to dismiss any new options in the quest to end AIDS

    Here is the letter from leading AIDS advocacy organizations sent to the FDA supporting a prevention indication for Truvada. IRMA is a co-signer,and supporter of these efforts. The FDA will be reviewing Gilead’s application for Truvada as PrEP on Thursday, May 10. Stay abreast of the developments on the PrEP Watch website. Click here for the FDA’s Read More >>

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  8. Studies Search for “User Friendly” Microbicides for HIV Prevention

    via Voice of America, by Joe DeCapua In 2009, researchers completed a study that showed a microbicide gel could protect women from HIV infection. The gel, known as CAPRISA 004, was nearly 40 percent effective in reducing the risk of infection during sex. The encouraging findings have led to follow-up studies. But just because a microbicide can Read More >>

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  9. Digital Technologies Changing the face of HIV Prevention

    via Advocate.com, by By Gurmit Singh & Christopher S. Walsh Why are we so fixated on finding a medical solution when, as social networks revolutionize sex in our community, gay men are successfully using new technology to combat HIV? More and more gay men are hooking up online. The explosion of “Gaydar culture” through Xtube, Manhunt, Adam4Adam, Read More >>

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  10. Sexually Explicit Media Analyzed as a Means for Preventive Education

    via Huffington Post, by John-Manuel Andriote Public health officials recommended early in the AIDS epidemic that HIV-prevention education be targeted and explicit, using language and images familiar to those it is intended to reach. Controversy has swirled ever since over what, exactly, is meant by “explicit” prevention education and who should pay for it. Prevention educators recognized Read More >>

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