Data from two large-scale dapivirine vaginal ring trials were reported at CROI 2016 and it works. Modestly. What's next?
Follow-up studies, including an open-label extension, on the dapivirine vaginal ring look to build on the initial modest results of 27% overall reduction in HIV transmission.
NHS England Pulls Proposed Timeline for PrEP: Perpetuates HIV Health Crisis in Gay Men and Trans People
Simon Collins of HIV i-Base reacts scathingly to England's apparent decision to "block access to the most effective new option for protecting people at highest risk from catching HIV."
There is hope for an HIV-prevention product that people could essentially use in place of a lube. But can gels provide enough coverage across rectal tissue if people don't use an applicator?
Although the CCR5 inhibitor maraviroc is largely underused as an antiretroviral drug, several studies looking at whether it has a role as PrEP seem to support use in combinations.
"The ring has the potential to help make a difference in reducing the burden of HIV by at least one third in women overall," writes Thesla Palanee-Phillips. "This has significant implications for reducing the burden of disease in women in Africa."...
While the vaginal ring's overall effectiveness of 27% doesn't sound like something to get excited about, these initial results offer a proof of concept for preventing HIV in women, with hope of future open-label extension studies revealing much highe...
Needle exchanges could receive a financial boost this year following a decision by Congress to lift a ban on federal funding. As abuse of prescription drugs and opiates continues to spread across the nation, more states are considering exchanges as a...
How do providers, who see clients every three months for sexual health screenings and STI testing, talk to their clients about condom use, STIs and navigating the complicated landscape of safer sex?
HIV treatment as prevention has become a well-known and powerful tool in the global HIV response. In this interview, Mark Sulkowski, M.D., discusses whether a similar approach could be used in the prevention of hepatitis C.