Category Archives: pre-exposure prophylaxis

  1. 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,, +1-914-661-1536 Kay Marshall,, +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 >>

    FDA, hiv prevention, new prevention technologies, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP
  2. 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 >>

    drug development, drugs, FDA, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS. pre-exposure prophylaxis, new prevention technologies, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP, prevention, Truvada, USA
  3. 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 >>

    FDA, Gilead, hiv prevention, new prevention technologies, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP, Truvada
  4. MSM Population in Bejing Express Interest in PrEP

    via, by Micheal Carter Few gay and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Beijing have heard of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), investigators report in PLoS One. Despite this, over two-thirds of men said that they would be willing to take or consider PrEP. “To our knowledge this is the first study to assess awareness Read More >>

    Asia, China, Gay, HIV/AIDS. pre-exposure prophylaxis, MSM, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP
  5. Cost Issues of PrEP Evaluated as HIV Prevention

    via Pharmalot, by Ed Silverman Late last year, Gilead Sciences took a widely anticipated and controversial step by seeking FDA approval to market its Truvada HIV pill to prevent infection, which is also known as pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP. The move was both welcomed and criticized by AIDS activists, reflecting a spectrum of views on making a Read More >>

    Gilead, HIV, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP, prevention, research, Truvada
  6. Researchers Report that PrEP May Be Accepted as HIV Prevention in UK’s Gay Men

    via, by Roger Pebody 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 in Birmingham this week. The conference also heard details of a small Read More >>

    Gay, gay men, MSM, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP, prevention, Treatment as Prevention, UK
  7. PrEP Project Initiative Starting Throughout California

    via California HIV/AIDS Research Program In April 2012, the California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP) of the University of California awarded grants totaling $11.8 million to three collaborative teams of investigators to test a potential HIV prevention medication among high-risk HIV-uninfected persons in several communities throughout California. The studies also will examine new strategies to engage and retain Read More >>

    ARV, Gilead, MSM, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP, prevention, Tenofovir, Truvada
  8. 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
  9. PrEP May Shape HIV Prevention Strategies

    via The Boston Globe, by Sean Cahill Initial results from clinical prevention trials of pre-exposure chemoprophylaxis (PrEP), in oral pill form indicate that PrEP could be the “game changer” needed to more effectively fight HIV. PrEP involves taking antiretroviral medications to prevent HIV. PrEP has shown partial efficacy with men who have sex with men (MSM) and Read More >>

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  10. An Analysis of PrEP Data and Decisions Taken in 2011

    via Treatment Issues, by Deirdre Grant More than a decade ago, “AIDS Drugs for Africa” was one of the rallying cries for a global activist movement.The meaning was simple: treat HIV-positive people with potent, life-saving medications regardless of where they live, how much money they have or who they love. These days, the phrase has more meanings Read More >>

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