Category Archives: PrEP

  1. aidsmap: NICE says sperm washing is no safer than effective treatment and timed intercourse

    via aidsmap.com, by Roger Pebody Draft UK guidance on fertility treatment says that sperm washing may no longer be necessary for couples where the man has HIV and the woman does not. As long as the man is on effective antiretroviral treatment and unprotected sex is limited to days when his partner is ovulating, “sperm washing may Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS. pre-exposure prophylaxis, NIH, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP, Treatment as Prevention
  2. Medscape: FDA Panel Recommends First Drug for HIV Prevention

    Read this excellent explanation/sumary via Medscape, by Janis C. Kelly The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Antiviral Drugs Advisory Committee has strongly backed approval of the first-ever drug for the prevention of sexually acquired HIV-1 infection.In a marathon 12-hour session, the panel recommended approval of a supplemental indication for Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) for preexposure prophylaxis Read More >>

    FDA, Gilead, hiv prevention, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP, Truvada
  3. 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 >>

    FDA, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS. pre-exposure prophylaxis, new prevention technologies, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP, prevention, Truvada, USA
  4. 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 >>

    FDA, hiv prevention, new prevention technologies, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. MSM Population in Bejing Express Interest in PrEP

    via AIDSmap.com, 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
  8. 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
  9. Researchers Report that PrEP May Be Accepted as HIV Prevention in UK’s Gay Men

    via AIDSmap.com, 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
  10. 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