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CROI 2014: The Science and Future of PrEP (Video)

April 14, 2014

Mike Cohen, M.D., Dawn Fukuda, Jonathan Mermin, M.D., M.P.H., Carl Dieffenbach, Ph.D., and Dawn Smith, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., sit down to talk about the history of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the challenges of implementing current PrEP options and new approaches. The panelists also discuss how to overcome adherence and access issues, provider unease with prescribing the medication, as well as how to move people toward behavioral change so they can be taken off the drug.

Other issues explored include new approaches to longer-acting medication-based prophylaxis, such as monthly injectable drugs and broadly neutralizing antibodies, the use of circumcision as a prevention tool, and the development of other forms of non-behavioral prevention, such as topical agents.

Watch the video to learn more:

More on the panelists:

  • Myron (Mike) Cohen, M.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Dawn Fukuda, Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Jonathan Mermin, M.D., M.P.H., Director of the National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention
  • Carl W. Dieffenbach, Ph.D., Director of the Division of AIDS Services at the National Institutes of Health
  • Dawn K. Smith, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The video above has been posted on with permission from our partners at the International Foundation for Alternative Research in AIDS (IFARA). Visit IFARA's website or YouTube channel to watch more video interviews from the conference, as well as earlier meetings.

Barbara Jungwirth is a freelance writer and translator based in New York.

Follow Barbara on Twitter: @reliabletran.

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This article was provided by TheBodyPRO. It is a part of the publication The 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014).

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