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Why Microbicides for HIV Prevention Are Still Necessary in the Treatment-as-Prevention Era Img

Why Microbicides for HIV Prevention Are Still Necessary in the Treatment-as-Prevention Era

How do things stand with the development of topical agents for HIV prevention? In the age of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and treatment as prevention, do microbicides matter anymore?

South Africa is Rebranding Its Condom Campaign: Will It Work This Time? Img

South Africa is Rebranding Its Condom Campaign: Will It Work This Time?

Over the next three years, the South African National Department of Health plans to distribute 3 billion scented male condoms, 54 million female condoms and 60 million sachets of lubricant to 4,000 sites countrywide.

Right Thing, Right Place, Right Time: Utilizing Data to Strengthen the Fight Against HIV -- A Blog Entry by David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. Img

Right Thing, Right Place, Right Time: Utilizing Data to Strengthen the Fight Against HIV -- A Blog Entry by David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

In light of limited funds and an uncontrolled epidemic among certain populations, the use of data to identify both individuals who are out of care and to match limited resources with high HIV burden locales is proving an effective means by which to s...

HPTN 052: No Partner Infections With Viral Suppression Img

HPTN 052: No Partner Infections With Viral Suppression

Final results revealed a 93% reduction in sexual HIV transmission within serodiscordant couples when the individual with HIV was taking antiretroviral therapy.

HIV Treatment Access Is a Human Right, Top Officials Say as Conference Opens Img

HIV Treatment Access Is a Human Right, Top Officials Say as Conference Opens

Speaking on the opening evening of IAS 2015, Julio Montaner, M.D., and Michel Sidibe made passionate calls for universal access to HIV treatment and the rapid global expansion of the use of HIV treatment as a prevention method.

Condom Distribution as a Structural Level Intervention Img

Condom Distribution as a Structural Level Intervention

Fast FactsCondom Distribution Programs (CDPs) have been proven to increase condom use, prevent HIV/STDs, and save money.CDPs change the environment so that there is increased availability, accessibility, and acceptability of condom use.CDC requires s...

CROI 2015: The Future of Antiretroviral Treatment for Prevention (Video) Img

CROI 2015: The Future of Antiretroviral Treatment for Prevention (Video)

Two exciting new developments in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) are a long-acting injectable form of tenofovir, as well as an insertable vaginal ring containing dapivirine.

Implementation of Oral PrEP and Problems With Tenofovir Gel: Additional Studies From CROI 2015 Img

Implementation of Oral PrEP and Problems With Tenofovir Gel: Additional Studies From CROI 2015

Although the headline PrEP news at CROI 2015 went to the PROUD and IPERGAY studies, important additional PrEP trials covered implementation and alternative dosing with oral PrEP and disappointing news that tenofovir gel was not effective in African w...

HIV Conspiracy Theories and the Black Community: A Blog Entry by Kimberly A. Parker, Ph.D. Img

HIV Conspiracy Theories and the Black Community: A Blog Entry by Kimberly A. Parker, Ph.D.

A new study finds that the distrust brought about by HIV-related rumors and conspiracy theories could be addressed by strengthening relationships between African Americans and health professionals. Dr. Kimberly Parker adds that it's important to ackn...

Vaginal HIV Prevention Gel Fails in Major Study Img

Vaginal HIV Prevention Gel Fails in Major Study

Disappointing new study results have dealt a serious blow to hopes for a tenofovir-containing vaginal gel to help women protect themselves from HIV infection. Poor adherence appeared to be the primary reason for the gel's failure.