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Gay Dating Apps Join HIV Prevention and Treatment Education Efforts

Gay dating apps Grindr, Hornet and Blued recently discussed their efforts to promote PrEP education and HIV testing in a presentation at the International AIDS Conference.

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On-Demand PrEP Effective Among MSM, but High Rates of STIs Observed

Taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) "on demand," meaning only around the time of sexual intercourse was effective in preventing HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM), Jean-Michel Molina, M.D., of the University of Paris Diderot repor...

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First Trials of HIV Vaccine Using Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies Begin

The first large-scale human studies for the development of an anti-HIV vaccine using monoclonal antibodies have just begun enrollment. These are passive immunizations using a laboratory-generated antibody that proved to be highly effective in animal ...

Early HIV Treatment Lowers Transmission Risk by Up to 93%: HPTN 052 Final Results Img

Early HIV Treatment Lowers Transmission Risk by Up to 93%: HPTN 052 Final Results

Final results of HPTN 052, the watershed randomized trial that positioned antiretroviral therapy (ART) as an HIV prevention strategy, indicate that participants starting ART at a high CD4 count sustained a 93% lower risk of transmitting HIV to sex pa...

Consistent Use of Dapivirine Vaginal Ring Could Offer More Than 75% HIV Protection, New Data Suggests Img

Consistent Use of Dapivirine Vaginal Ring Could Offer More Than 75% HIV Protection, New Data Suggests

Seventy-five percent: That's how much HIV protection women might be able to expect from a flexible silicone ring loaded with the antiretroviral medicine dapivirine when they put it in their vaginas and leave it there.

Rilpivirine as HIV PrEP Remains in Body 18 Months After Single Long-Acting Shot Img

Rilpivirine as HIV PrEP Remains in Body 18 Months After Single Long-Acting Shot

Rilpivirine (Edurant) remained detectable in plasma and female genital tract fluids for 18 months or more after a single injection of a long-acting non-nucleoside for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

Maraviroc Fails to Block SIV Infection in Orally Exposed Infant Macaques Img

Maraviroc Fails to Block SIV Infection in Orally Exposed Infant Macaques

Twice-daily oral maraviroc (Selzentry, Celsentri) failed to prevent SIV infection in infant macaques orally exposed to the virus, but the findings do not rule out potential use in human infants.

Oral Maraviroc PrEP Protects U.S. Women From HIV in 48-Week Study Img

Oral Maraviroc PrEP Protects U.S. Women From HIV in 48-Week Study

No woman taking daily maraviroc pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with or without tenofovir (TDF, Viread) or emtricitabine (FTC, Emtriva) became infected with HIV through 48 weeks in a randomized, double-blind, 188-woman U.S. study.

Paul Stoffels: A Career Spent Developing HIV Medications and Vaccines Img

Paul Stoffels: A Career Spent Developing HIV Medications and Vaccines

Fred Schaich spoke with Paul Stoffels at this year's International AIDS Conference about his career in HIV drug development and a current trial of three prime-boost HIV vaccines.

Vaginal Ring Is Safe and Effective in Preventing HIV Img

Vaginal Ring Is Safe and Effective in Preventing HIV

On behalf of IFARA, Fred Schaich spoke with Zeda Rosenberg at this year's International AIDS Conference about final trial results showing the safety and efficacy -- when used -- of a vaginal ring in preventing HIV.