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Meet the Man Helping Patients Bring Cheap HIV-Preventing Drugs to Canada

The Calgary nurse got the idea from 'Dallas Buyers Club.'

Published
14 hours ago
From
Vice
British Columbia government drags feet on HIV-prevention drug coverage

In a statement to Xtra, the BC Ministry of Health says it will not be rolling out coverage of the HIV-prevention drugs anytime soon, despite a May 2017 interview in which now-premier John Horgan said it was a “mystery” why PrEP wasn’t already covered.

Published
19 September 2017
From
Xtra
PrEP-ing for HIV prevention in Ireland

Lack of access to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is presenting dilemmas for the HSE, clinicians, the medicines regulator and those seeking the medication in Ireland. A recent memo to healthcare professionals sent on behalf of the HSE’s Working Group on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), discouraging them from directing patients to the activist-led website www.iwantPrEPnow.co.uk for information on sourcing pre-emptive antiretroviral therapy online, is a talking point among campaigners advocating for access.

Published
18 September 2017
From
The Medical Independent
Save Microbicide Research and Development

Ongoing funding and support for vaginal and rectal microbicide research and development is in serious danger! Let NIAID know you want the research to continue.

Published
18 September 2017
From
IRMA
How you can help to prevent HIV

Whether through testing regularly, using condoms, taking preventative drugs or becoming 'undetectable', a new campaign is encouraging Londoners to 'do it your way'.

Published
18 September 2017
From
Evening Standard
Kenya Embraces New Prevention Efforts to Reduce HIV Infection

Kenya’s health authorities launched a new way to reduce the spread of HIV among its people. It is the second African country after South Africa to have pre-exposure prophylaxis guidelines .

Published
13 September 2017
From
The Conversation
A Virtual HIV Clinic Could Be the Precursor to Anonymous Online STD Testing

A new program being run in partnership with the University of Iowa Health Care is offering people at risk of HIV infection the option to seek PrEP online, via video conferencing. The program creates what is basically a virtual HIV clinic, an innovative way to get around the social stigmas associated with HIV.

Published
12 September 2017
From
Video Conferencing Daily
Generic PrEP in France and Scotland challenges access across the UK

The issue of drug procurement and pricing is complex but it is difficult to see how different patents should apply within Europe, and especially not within the UK.

Published
08 September 2017
From
HIV i-Base
5 things you need to know to join the IMPACT trial

The PrEP IMPACT trial is a clinical trial in England and will operate differently to the ways you usually get sexual health services. You'll need to meet eligibility criteria to go on the trial, and you'll need to read and sign paperwork before you start. You'll also be asked to visit your trial clinic every 3 months for HIV and STI tests. The PrEP IMPACT trial starts in September 2017 – and there are 5 important sets of things you need to know if you’re thinking about joining the trial.

Published
07 September 2017
From
PrEPster
Anti-HIV pill safe among gay, bisexual adolescent boys

A pill that protects against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can be safely used by young men who have sex with men, according to a new study. “I do hope clinicians increase their comfort with being able to provide PrEP to adolescents,” said lead author Sybil Hosek.

Published
06 September 2017
From
Reuters
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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