Category Archives: PEP

  1. Researchers Investigate Acceptability for PrEP in Chinese MSM

    via PLoS ONE, by Feng Zhou Introduction In pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), antiretroviral (ARV) drugs are given to HIV-negative people to decrease their chance of becoming infected. Several studies conducted among men who have sex with men (MSM) have shown that PrEP awareness was very low, and few participants reported having the experience of PrEP use, even in Read More >>

    acceptability, Asia, China, Gay, gay men, HIV, MSM, PEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP
  2. Ongoing risk behaviour likely cause of high HIV incidence rate among gay men treated with PEP

    via Aidsmap, by Michael Carter HIV incidence is high among gay men who use post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), investigators from Amsterdam report in the online edition of AIDS. Overall, users of PEP were almost four times more likely to become infected with HIV than gay men who did not use the therapy. There was no evidence that PEP Read More >>

    Europe, gay men, PEP, risk, safer sex, sexual behavior
  3. ‘Less education’ associated with PrEP and PEP use: only one in five gay men yet aware of PrEP

    via aidsmap, by Gus Cairns A survey (Mansergh) of 454 HIV-negative gay men in four US cities (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco) has found that men with lower educational attainment (high school only) were more likely to use antiretrovirals informally for HIV prevention, either as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) or post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), than men Read More >>

    education, gay men, HIV, MSM, PEP, PrEP, USA
  4. Intensive and targeted PEP counselling leads to less risky sex afterwards, fewer HIV infections

    Via AIDSMap, by Roger Pebody. Researchers in San Francisco wished to measure the impact of providing risk reduction counselling to people taking post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to prevent HIV infection. They measured changes in sexual behaviour one year later. They randomised 457 people receiving PEP to either receive two sessions of standard counselling, or an enhanced programme of Read More >>

    counseling, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, PEP
  5. The Danish PEP Registry Experience with PEP

    The Danish PEP Registry: Experience with the Use of Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Following Sexual Exposure to HIV from 1998 to 2006Sexually Transmitted Diseases Vol. 37; No. 1: P. 49-52  Source Research indicates that postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) with antiretroviral drugs after sexual exposure reduces considerably the risk of HIV infection. Since 1998, Denmark has made PEP available within Read More >>

    anal sex, HIV transmission, PEP
  6. HIV prophylaxis programs “not working” – Australian study

    via, by Michael Woodhead Programs that offer gay men access to anti-HIV drugs for postexposure prophylaxis after high risk sexual behaviour are not working, an Australian study has found. While homosexual men tended to use prophylaxis appropriately, they do not modify their high risk behaviour in the longer term and do not use prophylaxis for all Read More >>

    behavioral research, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, PEP, research
  7. Prevention for HIV serodiscordant couples: it’s more than just condoms

    via Aidsmap, by Michael Carter Promoting 100% condom use may not be the most appropriate HIV prevention strategy for serodiscordant couples, according to research presented to the Fifteenth Conference of the British HIV Association. However, researchers found that there was little awareness or use of other methods of HIV prevention, such as post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) or the Read More >>

    anal sex, behavioral research, condoms, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, PEP, seroadaptation, sexual behavior, viral load
  8. Gay men often not accessing PEP despite risk of HIV exposure

    “I had just separated recently, so it [unprotected anal sex] was kind of a way of me trying to react, I don’t know, trying to just forget about it, just have fun, you know do drugs and get drunk.” via Aidsmap Gay men may not be accessing HIV post-exposure prophylaxis in situations when its use would be Read More >>

    anal sex, gay men, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, PEP, safer sex