Category Archives: Treatment as Prevention

  1. Translating clinical efficacy into public health effectiveness

    via Citizen News Service, by Bobby Ramakant At the recently concluded XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), not only the decibels went up on ending AIDS but also sane voices were heard demanding a well-costed and thought-through strategy on how to end AIDS. One of the strategies that will complement a comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment, care and Read More >>

    AIDS 2012, AVAC, condoms, FDA, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, International AIDS Conference, IRMA, MTN, MTN 017, PrEP, rectal microbicide, risk, STI, Treatment, Treatment as Prevention, Truvada
  2. What kind of prevention do gay men need?

     via aidsmap, by Gus Cairns How do we stop the hyperepidemic in gay men? A number of presentations at the 19th International AIDS Conference explored the ‘hyperepidemic’ of HIV amongst men who have sex with men, and especially black MSM. A paper presented by Gregorio Millet (pictured above at a White House reception honoring people working in AIDS) showed that, at Read More >>

    AIDS 2012, anal sex, antiretroviral therapy, ARVs, gay men, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, International AIDS Conference, MSM, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP, Treatment as Prevention
  3. PrEP: time to rethink prevention, effectiveness and ethics?

    via Somatosphere, by Marsha Rosengarten One of the more controversial interventions proposed for HIV prevention in those who test HIV antibody negative and perceived to be at risk is pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) – a daily pill comprising one or two antiretroviral drugs manufactured by Gilead Inc. Besides the mixed results from multi-site randomised controlled trials (RCTs) seeking Read More >>

    adherence, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, FEM-PrEP, Gilead, hiv prevention, iPrEx, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP, Treatment as Prevention
  4. Antiretroviral Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention Reaches a Key Milestone

    via, by Salim S Abdool Karim  and Quarraisha Abdool Karim On May 10, 2012, a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee voted in support of the use of tenofovir-emtricitabine for HIV prevention.1 If the FDA, which is scheduled to make its decision by June 15, adopts the committee’s recommendations, tenofovir-emtricitabine will become the first Read More >>

    antiretroviral therapy, ART, ARV, ARVs, FDA, FEM-PrEP, HIV, HIV/AIDS. pre-exposure prophylaxis, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP, Salim S. Abdool Karim, Treatment, Treatment as Prevention, VOICE
  5. aidsmap: NICE says sperm washing is no safer than effective treatment and timed intercourse

    via, 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
  6. Digital Technologies Changing the face of HIV Prevention

    via, 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 >>

    Gay, lgbt community, MSM, new prevention technologies, prevention, technology, Treatment as Prevention
  7. 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
  8. The Challenges that Arise When Using ARV’s as HIV Prevention

    via AIDSmeds, by Tim Horn Excerpt: A key question from HPTN 052 is whether the results can be generalized to other contexts, Cohen and his colleagues explain. Examples include heterosexual couples with CD4 counts lower and higher than those studied in HPTN 052; high-risk heterosexual individuals, notably sex workers and their clients; men who have sex with Read More >>

    ARV, HPTN052, MSM, prevention, Treatment, Treatment as Prevention
  9. Microbicides Conference Changing to a More Integrated HIV Prevention Conference

    via, by Gus Cairns The International Microbicides Conference held in Sydney this week will be the last of its kind, delegates were told in a closing plenary today. From 2014 onwards, it is planned, a single biennial conference on all aspects of HIV prevention will be held.Globally, the two largest funders of HIV prevention research are Read More >>

    HIV, Microbicides, Microbicides 2012, prevention, prevention campaign, rectal microbicide, Treatment as Prevention
  10. HIV/AIDS Treatments Compromised by Budget Cuts

    via Nature News, by Erika Check Hayden Preventing the spread of HIV used to mean testing people for infection and encouraging them to practise safe sex. Increasingly, it also means prescribing drugs, as studies show that giving infected people or their uninfected partners antiretroviral drugs as soon as an infection is diagnosed can help to check the Read More >>

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