Tag Archive | PrEP

UK: Gay men at risk without access to HIV prevention pill

UK: Gay men at risk without access to HIV prevention pill

Delays in rolling out an HIV prevention pill in Britain are putting gay men’s lives at risk, with thousands buying it online without medical supervision, HIV campaigners said on Wednesday. Britain is lagging behind the United States and Kenya, where the highly-effective drug is more widely available, as health authorities only give the pills to […]

US: Patient organisations prefer generic HIV prevention pill

US: Patient organisations prefer generic HIV prevention pill

(Reuters) – Gilead Sciences Inc hopes to soon introduce a pricey new pill to prevent HIV in people at risk of contracting the infection, but the drugmaker faces opposition from an unusual source – patient advocates. Such groups have traditionally lobbied for insurance coverage of newer HIV drugs, regardless of expense. But at least three […]

UK to double participation in trial of HIV prevention pill

UK to double participation in trial of HIV prevention pill

Health authorities in England said on Friday last that they support a plan to double to 26,000 the number of participants in an HIV prevention pill trial, ahead of a potential national roll-out. Demand for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) – a once-daily pill that is highly protective against HIV – has exceeded expectations, said National Health […]

Buyers’ clubs aim to tackle HIV prevention ‘crisis’

Buyers’ clubs aim to tackle HIV prevention ‘crisis’

A new generation of drug buyers’ clubs, like those set up at the height of the AIDS epidemic, is seeking to combat a ‘crisis’ in preventing new HIV infections, by providing access to cheap generics of a breakthrough prophylactic. The original buyers’ groups, made famous in the film, Dallas Buyers Club, were set up in […]

UK: Terrence Higgins Trust Launches New Report On Women With HIV – Invisible No Longer

UK: Terrence Higgins Trust Launches New Report On Women With HIV – Invisible No Longer

The Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) in the UK has launched a new report with Sophia Forum that shines a spotlight on the needs of women affected by HIV. Here are the key findings: Women make up one third of people living with HIV in the UK, yet are left out of research, decision-making and service […]

PrEP Awareness Campaign, PrEPLoveLife, set to increase awareness of HIV medication

PrEP Awareness Campaign, PrEPLoveLife, set to increase awareness of HIV medication

PrEPLoveLife is a campaign recently launched to increase awareness of HIV medication, PrEP. The medication has been shown to reduce risk of HIV transmission by over 85%. Ireland has 500 new cases of HIV each year, which is out of sync with other countries where increased access to PrEP has led to significant falls, and campaign […]

Philippines: App To Help Fight HIV

Inspired by the mobile game Pokemon Go, campaigners in the Philippines are using a smartphone app to send users to locations with condom dispensers, in a bid to promote safe sex and break stigma to fight a worsening HIV epidemic. The Philippines has registered the fastest-growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in Asia-Pacific, according to the United Nations, […]