Articles tagged with: U_S_ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. simulation explores the intersection of PrEP and some sexually transmitted infections

published: October, 10, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, CATIE, General Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Health, Sexual Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Treatment, Lifestyle, Media

"The results of the researchers’ simulations show that PrEP should be considered as a package of interventions, of which STI screening and treatment are an important part. From Catie, Sean R. Hosein reports.

U.S. simulation explores the intersection of PrEP and some sexually transmitted infections

The use of medicines to prevent a person from becoming infected with HIV is called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP consists of two anti-HIV drugs—tenofovir DF and FTC—in one pill. In clinical trials with gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), PrEP has been highly effective in preventing the spread of HIV. According to a team of U.S. researchers who analysed data from several clinical trials, the consistent use of PrEP can reduce the risk of HIV infection “by more

HIV undetectable does equal uninfectious: the Swiss Statement and the vindication of Pietro Vernazza

published: October, 28, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Health, International , Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors

This is the story of how the Swiss Statement went from policy pariah to documented fact. And it is the story of the vindication of Pietro Vernazza.

HIV undetectable does equal uninfectious: the Swiss Statement and the vindication of Pietro Vernazza

This article by Heather Boerner previously appeared at TheBody.com, here. On Jan. 30, 2008, Pietro Vernazza, M.D., was on vacation with his wife, Eva, in the Swiss Alps when his phone rang. It rang again when they got back to their hotel room, and then again the next day. The whole week was taken up with one call after another. When he returned home a few days later, he appeared on Swiss national radio. Days after that, he began what turned into a worldwide tour of public health and professio