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Hormone levels not affected by PrEP in trans women

Hormone levels not affected by PrEP in trans women

Using PrEP for HIV prevention does not lower levels of feminizing hormones, and hormones only slightly reduce tenofovir levels, according to research presented at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. These … Read More

PrEP scales up, HIV incidence declines

PrEP scales up, HIV incidence declines

As use of PrEP continues to grow, epidemiological evidence is starting to show a link between increased use and declines in new HIV infections. A study presented at the International AIDS … Read More

Even with PrEP, HIV stigma & discrimination is still a thing

Even with PrEP, HIV stigma & discrimination is still a thing

I remember feeling confused and angry the first few times I was blocked or rejected by an online prospect who said they were on PrEP. I was confused, because—in every … Read More

PrEP use since 2012 is up, but uptake falls short of need

PrEP use since 2012 is up, but uptake falls short of need

The number of people using tenofovir/emtricitabine (Truvada) for PrEP exceeded 77,000 in 2016, according to new numbers from AIDSVu, released in conjunction with the 2018 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic … Read More

CROI 2018: A roundup of the most exciting PrEP news & research

CROI 2018: A roundup of the most exciting PrEP news & research

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and other news about HIV transmission and prevention were among the tops stories at the 2018 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2018) held in March … Read More

Status check: PrEP uptake & delivery

Status check: PrEP uptake & delivery

In the U.S., the CDC estimates that more than one million people (1,232,000) are at sufficient risk for HIV to meet PrEP prescribing guidelines. This stands in stark contrast to … Read More

PrEP paradox: Prevention & empowerment face off against sex shaming

PrEP paradox: Prevention & empowerment face off against sex shaming

A common theme in stories from those who use PrEP is how this biomedical prevention tool has decreased HIV-related stigma and lessened the divide between HIV-negative and HIV-positive people.  Qualitative … Read More

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