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PrEP activists warn new NHS trial will fail if black gay men don't take part

Sexual health campaigners are warning a newly launched trial in the UK will fail if not enough people of color take part, Gay Star News can reveal. The experts are estimating the overwhelming majority of the patients in the NHS trial will be white gay men. This could provide an unbalanced study with most of the evidence from just one group who could benefit from access to PrEP.

Published
13 October 2017
From
Gay Star News
England PrEP Impact Trial Launches

The England PrEP IMPACT Trial goes live tomorrow. Before you all go rushing out to your local sexual health clinic there are a few things we’d like to make you aware of. The trial team are expecting an initial surge for demand and clinics are doing their best to accommodate this. There are a few things we can do to help. Please try to wait until your regular clinic opens as part of the trial rather than register at a new clinic - though we completely understand that expecting people to wait for access to NHS PrEP is unacceptable to some. The trial team are pushing really hard for most of the 70 initial sites to be live as soon as possible with the remaining 130 clinics following quickly behind. Most clinics are expected to be up by the end of November and all by April 2018.

Published
11 October 2017
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I Want PrEP Now
PrEP presents questions for HIV prevention researchers, survey seeks answers

In any trial of an HIV prevention measure, ethics demand that all known effective measures, which in earlier years added up to counseling and condoms, be made available. In a setting where PrEP would not otherwise be available though, is offering it sweetening the pot more than is ethically acceptable?

Published
04 October 2017
From
Science Speaks
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
Preparation meets opportunity: how 3ie’s stakeholder engagement paid off on HIV self-testing

Initially there was scepticism about the acceptability, usability and safety of self-testing in sub-Saharan Africa. 3ie funded formative research to assess whether self-testing could get more people to test in Kenya. Then, 3ie funded three pilots and their rapid impact evaluations to determine whether offering HIV self-tests to partners of pregnant and post-partum women, and to truck drivers, could get more of them to test for HIV.

Published
30 August 2017
From
Evidence Matters
One in seven people offered PrEP in African study start it immediately

One in seven people (14%) offered pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in a large community study of enhanced HIV testing and treatment in Kenya and Uganda started

Published
28 August 2017
By
Gus Cairns
PrEP impact trial questions and answers

NHS England has announced the start of a pioneering implementation trial to provide HIV prevention drugs to people at high risk of HIV infection.

Published
21 August 2017
From
NHS England
PrEP demand in England is rapidly accelerating – and most will want to join the trial

A survey of people currently using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has found that PrEP use has rapidly accelerated in the last year, with more than half of those

Published
04 August 2017
By
Gus Cairns
France’s next PrEP study aims to assess the wider impact of PrEP on the HIV epidemic

France is launching a new study which will enrol 3000 new pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) users over the next three years, Jean-Michel Molina told the 9th International AIDS

Published
28 July 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Should everyone be getting the HIV prevention pill as part of this HIV vaccine study?

More than 500 people have signed up since December to be part of the country’s largest HIV vaccine trial, but some experts are crying foul over what they say is unequal access to the HIV prevention pill among participants.

Published
30 June 2017
From
Bhekisisa
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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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