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PrEP: A Powerful Prevention Tool

CDC Vital Signs blog - Nov 2015

Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its 2015 HIV Vital Signs focusing on preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP). This Vital Signs includes two Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR), one from CDC and one from New York State Department of Health: Vital Signs: Estimated Percentages and Numbers of Adults with Indications for Preexposure…

Every Dose, Every Day (TM): New Tool to Improve Medication Adherence

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Editor’s Note: The Centers for Disease Control has developed a new digital toolkit to promote medical adherence. This online resource includes a mobile app and can be used by providers as well as people living with HIV. CDC recently published the Every Dose, Every DayTM toolkit online. This toolkit offers assistance to both health care…

Throwback Thursday: Talking to My Doctor about PrEP

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Editor’s Note: National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was observed earlier this week, and promotional materials for the day included information on PrEP. This post is a follow-up to one from 2014, giving one individual’s personal perspective on PrEP. Here is an update to that conversation. In August 1999, I wrote an article  [PDF 63.4…

CDC Supports New WHO Early Release HIV Treatment and PrEP Guidelines

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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Contact: Media Relations, Office of Communication (404) 639-3286 CDC welcomes today’s announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO) of new Early Release HIV Treatment and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) guidelines that will significantly increase the number of people eligible for life-saving anti-retroviral treatment (ART) and expand access to a powerful…

For gay and bisexual men, a year of excitement could lead to a decade of progress

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Editor’s Note: For National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have created several tools and resources, including the following blog.  Every year on September 27th, National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the HIV/AIDS community comes together to raise awareness, recommit to action, and take stock of the progress achieved…

HIV Vaccine and Cure Research Highlights from IAS 2015

"8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015).
Vancouver, Canada.
Copyright: Marcus Rose/IAS
Image Shows: (WEPL01) Co-chair: Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, South Africa"

As the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) came to a close in Vancouver, Canada, we spoke one last time by Skype with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), to learn about some of the…

PrEP and Additional Benefits of HIV Treatment Among Science Highlights from IAS 2015

"8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015).
Vancouver, Canada.
Copyright: Marcus Rose/IAS
Image Shows: (WEPL01) Co-chair: Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, South Africa"

More HIV research findings were shared yesterday as the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) continued in Vancouver, Canada. We spoke by Skype with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), to learn about some of…

CDC and NIH Share PrEP Research at IAS 2015

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New findings on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) from both CDC and NIH were among the HIV research findings shared on July 21 at the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) in Vancouver, Canada.  Below are highlights of some of the information they have shared. CDC Study Finds High Adherence…