Category Archives: placebo

  1. Adherence to rectal microbicide use among mainly ethnic minority young MSM: lessons from a 3-month placebo gel trial at three US sites [IAS 2013]

    Oral paper presented by Alex Carballo-Diéguez at IAS 2013.   Click for slides. Abstract: Background: Adherence to product use is the cornerstone of microbicide studies. This is the first study to assess how frequently mainly ethnic minority MSM, ages 18-30, with a history of unprotected receptive anal intercourse (RAI) in the prior year, would self-administer gel using Read More >>

    anal intercourse, anal sex, clinical trials, gay men, IAS, MSM, placebo, Project Gel, rectal microbicide
  2. PrEP: A Possible Approval Like No Other

    Via Poz, by Tim Horn The AIDS Healthcare Foundation began a paid advertisement campaign urging Gilead Sciences to refrain from seeking approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Truvada for use of the combination tablet as HIV prevention, in an approach known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. The ads were met by an outcry from the Read More >>

    clinical trials, HIV Prevention Justice Alliance, HIV/AIDS, Infections, iPrEx, MSM, NIAID, NIH, placebo, PrEP, Truvada
  3. Debate PrEP based on facts

    Via Ebar, by Dr. Robert Grant A robust public debate is under way about the potential use of anti-HIV drugs to prevent HIV infection (also known as pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP). Our study, called iPrEx, provided the first conclusive evidence that the daily use of PrEP with the FDA-approved HIV treatment Truvada can significantly reduce HIV infection Read More >>

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