Tag Archives: PrEP

Is reducing anxiety a legitimate indication for PrEP in itself?

Australian doctors and nurses discuss PrEP’s role in tackling stigma, supporting U=U, and improving mental health Do doctors and other healthcare workers feel it’s legitimate to prescribe PrEP to people who are anxious about catching HIV, even if their actual risk is low? This question has been rarely been systematically asked of doctors and other… Read More »

Glasgow outreach service shows the feasibility of PrEP for people who inject drugs

A proactive, outreach-based service for people who inject drugs has successfully delivered the HIV prevention medication PrEP in the midst of Glasgow’s HIV outbreak, Dr Ceilidh Grimshaw of Sandyford told the virtual British HIV Association conference this week. Very few PrEP programmes for people who inject drugs have reported results and ongoing engagement with healthcare… Read More »

Study of injectable PrEP reports the best efficacy seen yet for any form of PrEP in women

HPTN 084 study finds significantly lower adherence in women taking daily PrEP pills A second study of an injectable HIV drug used to prevent HIV has had its randomised phase stopped early after it became clear that giving women a two-monthly injection of a prevention drug resulted in nearly nine times fewer infections than giving… Read More »

5,000 Walmart Pharmacies Join National “Ready, Set, PrEP” HIV Program

Pharmacies at Walmart stores, Sam’s Clubs and Albertsons Companies will donate their dispensing services to people in the federal HIV prevention program “Ready, Set, PrEP,” according to an announcement by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), which oversees the program. This means the pharmacies will refill participants’ prescriptions for free. Currently, the Food… Read More »

Australian researchers present two possible ‘PrEP cascades’ that could be used to measure uptake

The most recent of a series of national gay men’s surveys in Australia shows that over one in seven (14.7%) of all the non-HIV positive respondents in the 2018 survey is taking PrEP. A smaller survey conducted in 2017, which focused on gay men’s opinions of biomedical prevention alone, found that one in five (20.5%) were… Read More »