Articles tagged with: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

Mar11

From condoms to PrEP – what does ‘safe sex’ mean today?

POSTED ON // Saturday, 11 March 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

From condoms to PrEP – what does ‘safe sex’ mean today?

Martin Holt from the University of New South Wales gave a lecture in Sydney last week on the notion of ‘safe sex’ from its creation in the eighties, to what it means today.

Feb17

CDC reports 18% drop in US HIV diagnoses between 2008 and 2014

POSTED ON // Friday, 17 February 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

CDC reports 18% drop in US HIV diagnoses between 2008 and 2014

The number of annual new HIV infections in the US has fallen by 18% overall since 2008, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Dec24

PrEP could be responsible for remarkable cut in HIV diagnoses at Soho clinic

POSTED ON // Saturday, 24 December 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

PrEP could be responsible for remarkable cut in HIV diagnoses at Soho clinic

The UK’s biggest sexual health clinic saw a 40 per cent drop in HIV diagnoses in 2016.

Dec08

Gilead Sciences in Top 5 HIV/AIDS Philanthropic Funders for 2015

POSTED ON // Thursday, 08 December 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Gilead Sciences in Top 5 HIV/AIDS Philanthropic Funders for 2015

The company that could hold the key to ending transmission of HIV in Australia has been named as the leading corporate global funder of HIV/AIDS programs.

Dec05

NHS England changes tune, announces major PrEP program extension

POSTED ON // Monday, 05 December 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

NHS England changes tune, announces major PrEP program extension

After declaring earlier this year that it is not responsible for providing PrEP, NHS England will now fund an extension of a clinical trial for 10,000 more people.

Nov22

What’s up with PrEP?

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 22 November 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

What’s up with PrEP?

While the search for a cure continues, an end to HIV transmission is tantalisingly within our grasp, thanks to PrEP. In the lead up to World AIDS Day on December 1, Andrew Shaw asked community experts why PrEP is important and why it should be put on the PBS.

Nov12

Fine-tuning HIV drug regimes for fewer side-effects, more convenience

POSTED ON // Saturday, 12 November 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Fine-tuning HIV drug regimes for fewer side-effects, more convenience

A Sydney GP specialising in HIV treatment says HIV positive people should aspire to a side-effect free regime that’s also convenient to take.

Nov04

New report on HIV drug Descovy confirms it has fewer side-effects

POSTED ON // Friday, 04 November 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

New report on HIV drug Descovy confirms it has fewer side-effects

There is more evidence that a new version of HIV drug tenofovir causes fewer side effects in long-term users.

Oct30

UK report gives thumbs up to online generic HIV drugs

POSTED ON // Sunday, 30 October 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

UK report gives thumbs up to online generic HIV drugs

A sexual health clinic in London has tested drug levels in users of generic PrEP medication bought online and found the drugs are genuine and effective.

Oct20

People at risk of HIV are taking PrEP on an ad-hoc basis: report

POSTED ON // Thursday, 20 October 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

People at risk of HIV are taking PrEP on an ad-hoc basis: report

An increasing number of gay men are seeking to protect their health with PrEP, but where PrEP is not approved or subsidised by government, they are taking it on an ad-hoc basis.