Articles tagged with: pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

The Atlanta Principles – words worth noting

published: June, 17, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Health, International , Sexual Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy reviews a new document from activists led by ACTUP NY which sets out a detailed framework for HIV prevention that highlights the need for biomedical solutions like Tasp, PeP and PrEP to prominently figure in the fight to stem the epidemic.

The Atlanta Principles – words worth noting

A perceptive analysis of what needs to be done to put a dint in the epidemic has just been released by a collation of US activists led by ACTUP NY. Called the Atlanta Principles it mirrors the resolve of 1983’s much revered Denver Principles  to change the way we think about HIV, or in this case, HIV prevention.  Not heard of the Denver Principles?. Coming from the people living with HIV in the early days of the epidemic their importance in part lies with their message of empowerment of p

New US guidelines recommend PrEP

published: May, 21, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, As Prevention , Health, International , Sexual Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Population Specific

From aidsmap, CDC recommends pre-exposure prophylaxis for any non-monogamous gay man who has had condomless sex in the last six months

New US guidelines recommend PrEP

This article by Gus Cairns first appeared on aidsmap here.  The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new guidelines recommending that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should be considered for anyone HIV-negative who: Is in an ongoing sexual relationship with a partner living with HIV. Is a gay or bisexual man who has had sex without a condom or has been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection within the past six months, and is not in a mutually monogamo

As the paradigm crumbles

published: May, 14, 2014 Written by // Michael Bouldin Categories // As Prevention , Gay Men, Health, Sexual Health, Lifestyle, Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Michael Bouldin

Michael Bouldin says if PreP was around back then he wouldn’t be positive. And, he says, If there is a moral choice other than to give the younger generation of gay men a tool to prevent infection, and by extension to love without fear, he doesn’t see it.

As the paradigm crumbles

New York City, May 2014  It wasn’t all that long ago, a bit over a decade or so, that I acted on an impulse long in the making. To this day, it horrifies people.  The setting was New York City’s hottest gay after hours sex party. In a space the size of a Manhattan apartment filled with shadowy mazes, leather platforms, some couches and a sling or two, a cast of maybe a hundred or so men in varying states of arousal and undress, all encased in walls of dull black, such was the undergrou

Thanks for nothing: iPrEX volunteers shut out of PrEP’s success

published: May, 10, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Current Affairs, Health, International , Treatment, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

On PrEP, POZ reports most foreign volunteers who participated in the clinical trial that first proved Truvada prevents HIV no longer have access to the drug.

Thanks for nothing: iPrEX volunteers shut out of PrEP’s success

The full text of this story by Benjamin Ryan originally appeared in POZ magazine here.     Proving for the first time that Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir) reduces the risk of contracting HIV was a global effort. The landmark iPrEX study, which ran between 2007 and 2009 and which examined the drug’s use in 2,500 high-risk HIV-negative MSM and transgender women who have sex with men, had sites in the United States, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Thailand and South Africa.  The benefits of the

Head of largest U.S. HIV/AIDS health care organization still Insists Truvada is a “party drug”

published: April, 26, 2014 Categories // Gay Men, Current Affairs, Health, Sexual Health, International , Lifestyle, Revolving Door, Media, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Despite calls for wider availability and uptake of PrEP there are still holdouts condemning its use. Read about the controversy in this article from Buzzfeed

Head of largest U.S. HIV/AIDS health care organization still Insists Truvada is a “party drug”

 The full text of this article by Tony Merevick  first appeared on BuzzFeed here. “In terms of the people who have been yelling the loudest about this, they’ve all been associated with bareback porn,” Weinstein told BuzzFeed.  The leader of the nation’s largest community HIV/AIDS health care organization stands by sharp words he had for a drug that has been approved for its potential to prevent the transmission of HIV — comments that some doctors and activists say are “irresp

Four days of PrEP. Part Two

published: February, 12, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Dating, As Prevention , Gay Men, Health, Sexual Health, Lifestyle, Treatment, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

A condom-free future? Part Two of Xtra’s four-part video series on PrEP

Four days of PrEP. Part Two

For Daily Xtra’s full story by Marcus McCann go here.  In the second part of Daily Xtra's four-part series on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) we look at the failure of condoms in stopping the spread of HIV. Can PrEP fill the gap or will it lead to more problems? We speak with HIV/AIDS prevention workers and world-renowned researcher Dr. Robert Grant.    

Four days of PrEP. Part One

published: February, 11, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Gay Men, Health, Sexual Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Can a pill a day keep HIV away? Part One of Xtra’s four-part video series on PrEP

Four days of PrEP. Part One

For Daily Xtra’s full story by Marcus McCann go here. In part one of Daily Xtra's four part series on PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) we find out how these drugs can help prevent the transmission of HIV and what this might mean in the fight against HIV/AIDS. We speak with HIV/AIDS prevention workers, researcher Dr. Robert Grant and porn star Michael Lucas.

The sound and fury of the PrEP debate (and the facts to win it)

published: February, 03, 2014 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // As Prevention , Health, International , Sexual Health, Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Mark S. King

Mark S King in a powerful piece which tears apart the objections to PrEP and says why its potentially a more powerful prevention tool than condoms ever were

The sound and fury of the PrEP debate (and the facts to win it)

“We don’t know the side effects of this drug. It’s too expensive. Insurance won’t cover it. It hasn’t been studied enough. It will encourage slutty behavior. And why the hell don’t people just use condoms?”   – Objections raised to the oral contraceptive progesterone (“The Pill”), approved by the FDA 54 years ago. When the drug Truvada achieved FDA approval in July of 2012 as a medication to prevent HIV infection among people who are negative (a strategy known as pre-e

A resisted pill to prevent HIV

published: January, 05, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, As Prevention , Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Media, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

This article by The New York Times’ David Tuller looks at why the uptake of PrEP by U.S. gay men is not as widespread as might be expected – or hoped for

A resisted pill to prevent HIV

This article originally appeared in full in a recent edition of The New York Times here.  SAN FRANCISCO — Over a cup of tea at a downtown Starbucks, Michael Rubio recalled how four friends became H.I.V. positive through unprotected sex, all within a year. The news shocked Mr. Rubio, a 28-year-old gay man, into trying a controversial new form of H.I.V. prevention: a daily pill that studies show is highly effective in protecting people from infection. “With my inner circle so affected in

Gay men involved in HIV: Their concerns and hopes about PrEP (Part two)

published: July, 10, 2013 Categories // Gay Men, As Prevention , Health, Sexual Health, Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

In the second part of this series Marc-André LeBlanc asks what do gay men involved in HIV-related work think about PrEP? Can they ever imagine using PrEP? What is their greatest concern about PrEP? Their greatest hope?

Gay men involved in HIV: Their concerns and hopes about PrEP (Part two)

In my previous article, I focussed on whether gay men involved in HIV could ever imagine using PrEP. In this article, I focus on their concerns and hopes for PrEP. This article presents gay men’s opinions about PrEP. It does not claim to present facts about PrEP. As such, factual errors might be included in the opinions expressed, so check out the resources listed at the end of the article for more information about PrEP.  I approached HIV-positive and HIV-negative gay men involved in HIV-

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