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Future of Maraviroc as HIV PrEP Seems Likely to Be in Dual Combinations Img

Future of Maraviroc as HIV PrEP Seems Likely to Be in Dual Combinations

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.

Why a New Vaginal Ring Could Be a Game-Changer in HIV Prevention

Why a New Vaginal Ring Could Be a Game-Changer in HIV Prevention

"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."...

Vaginal Ring Reduces HIV: Making Sense of the Initial Results Img

Vaginal Ring Reduces HIV: Making Sense of the Initial Results

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...

Diamond Mendoza, 49, picks up new syringes at the Center for Harm Reduction on Skid Row in January 2016. Mendoza says he's HIV free because he only uses needles once. (Credit: Heidi de Marco/KHN)

Needle Exchanges Can Now Get Federal Funding

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...

We Aren't the Sex Police: What PrEP Providers Say About Condoms and STIs Img

We Aren't the Sex Police: What PrEP Providers Say About Condoms and STIs

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?

Could the HIV Treatment-as-Prevention Model Work for Hepatitis C? Img

Could the HIV Treatment-as-Prevention Model Work for Hepatitis C?

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.

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.