Pre Exposure Prophylaxis


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For information on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and how it can protect you from HIV infection, we encourage you to explore PrEPFacts.org, or review the articles below, which come from our blog BETA, your bright and brainy source on new developments in HIV prevention, evolving approaches to HIV treatment, and strategies for living well with the virus.

 

 

PrEP home delivery study brings PrEP to young men of color

PrEP home delivery study brings PrEP to young men of color

The small group of young men who took part in a recent PrEP study by a group of California researchers liked being able to access PrEP services and care from … Read More

For people having anal sex, PrEP 211 is as effective as daily PrEP

For people having anal sex, PrEP 211 is as effective as daily PrEP

Daily use of PrEP reduces the risk of HIV infection by up to 99%. Yet there are a few factors that may keep people from seeing daily PrEP as an … Read More

Strut evaluation report: More diversity, improved outcomes, and more room to grow

Strut evaluation report: More diversity, improved outcomes, and more room to grow

Jared Hemming, site director of Strut, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s health and wellness center in the Castro, describes services at Strut this way: “Folks can come in and find … Read More

Covered California for HIV, hep C meds and PrEP

Covered California for HIV, hep C meds and PrEP

People in California looking for health insurance have until January 15, 2019 to sign up for a plan through Covered California, our state’s marketplace for affordable health insurance. If you’re … Read More

Sixth case of rare PrEP failure reported—here’s what to know.

Sixth case of rare PrEP failure reported—here’s what to know.

In San Francisco, the sixth case of PrEP failure in a patient with high adherence was reported at IDWeek 2018 by Stephanie Cohen, MD, medical director of San Francisco City … Read More

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

 

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