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.

 

 

New research: Is Descovy a new option for PrEP?

New research: Is Descovy a new option for PrEP?

Long-awaited results from a three-year PrEP clinical trial evaluating a new candidate medication for PrEP were revealed at the HIV science conference CROI on March 6, 2019. The PrEP medication … Read More

New research: Awareness, perceived effectiveness of U=U and intermittent PrEP low among MSM in New York City

New research: Awareness, perceived effectiveness of U=U and intermittent PrEP low among MSM in New York City

PrEP and treatment as prevention (TasP) are empowering people of any HIV status to live without fear of HIV. PrEP reduces anxiety around HIV infection for people who are HIV-negative … Read More

Low PrEP awareness and use among cis women seeking STI services

Low PrEP awareness and use among cis women seeking STI services

In the U.S. nearly 20% of new HIV infections are among cisgender women (cis women) with higher rates among women of color. Yet rates of PrEP uptake among women have … Read More

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

 

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