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Public Health Grand Rounds Focuses on PrEP for HIV Prevention

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The Public Health Grand Rounds, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will explore the science base for using oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as a tool to prevent the transmission of HIV, on Tuesday, May 20, at 1:00pm ET. The Grand Rounds is available by live webcast and on Twitter using the…

Just-Released Guidelines: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Use for HIV Prevention

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Today, the U.S. Public Health Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines for the use of daily oral antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV infection, entitled: Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in the United States – 2014 [PDF 867KB]. These guidelines provide health care providers with recommendations on…

New Guidelines Strengthen HIV Screening and Prevention for Women

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During this week’s observance of National Women’s Health Week, I want to highlight some important new guidelines for physicians and other healthcare providers that will help expand and improve HIV screening and prevention services for women in the United States. ACOG’s HIV Expert Work Group Releases Committee Opinions on HIV in Women Last month, the…

PrEP Topics Examined at CROI 2014

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Among the many issues being discussed by the scientists, providers, and advocates gathered at the 2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  in Boston this week is pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV. In a number of clinical trials, daily oral PrEP has been proven to be an effective biomedical intervention for reducing the risk…

Webinar: PrEP Initiation and Adherence among Black Men who have Sex with Men (BMSM) in Three U.S. Cities

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Please join the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) launch of a Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) study for Black men who have sex with men (BMSM). The new study, HPTN 073, is a demonstration project designed to see if BMSM are willing to use Truvada® for PrEP. Date: Wed, Aug 14, 2013 Time: 2:00 PM EDT Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes…

Implementing HIV Prevention Methods on the Local Level: Mario Perez Discusses Use of PrEP in Los Angeles County

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As outlined in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, one of the key steps to successfully reducing the number of new HIV infections in the U.S. is expanding targeted HIV prevention efforts using a combination of effective, evidence-based approaches. Recently, we had the opportunity to speak with Mario Pérez, Director of the Division of HIV and STD…

CDC Recommends PrEP for Injection Drug Users

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today published in the weekly Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report interim guidance for the use of Preexposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for the prevention of HIV infection among Injecting Drug Users (IDUs). Results from a randomized controlled trial in Bangkok, Thailand, of a daily oral dose of 300 mg…

Study finds first evidence that PrEP can reduce HIV risk among people who inject drugs

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Daily HIV medications now proven to prevent HIV among all groups at high risk A daily dose of a medication used to treat HIV infection reduced the risk of HIV acquisition among people who inject drugs by 49 percent. Those who took the medication most consistently had even higher levels of protection, according to a…

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