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 »

PrEP and the trans community webinar

On Thursday 17 December (13:00 GMT/14:00 W Europe) PrEP in Europe is holding a webinar on PrEP and the trans community. Trans women and men worldwide need PrEP to protect them from HIV. This webinar combines scientific research by, and for, trans people on HIV and PrEP, and the recommendations from PrEP in Europe’s recent… 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 »

HIV: PrEP and PEP

What are PrEP and PEP? PrEP and PEP are medicines to prevent HIV. Each type is used in a different situation: PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. It is for people who don’t already have HIV but are at very high risk of getting it. PrEP is daily medicine that can reduce this risk. With PrEP,… Read More »