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What's Next for HIV Prevention for Women: VOICE-ing the Need for FACTS Img

What's Next for HIV Prevention for Women: VOICE-ing the Need for FACTS

AVAC writes about the final VOICE study results, "findings that add urgency, and perhaps optimism, to the women's HIV prevention field as it counts the days until the late-February release of data from the FACTS 001 trial of the 1% tenofovir microbic...

CDC Analysis Puts Numbers on Condom Effectiveness for Gay Men Img

CDC Analysis Puts Numbers on Condom Effectiveness for Gay Men

Consistent condom use during anal sex prevented 70% of HIV infections among men who have sex with men, the study found -- but only 16% reported "always" using them, and "sometimes" appeared as effective at HIV prevention as "never."

Real-World Antiretroviral Therapy as Prevention: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2014 Img

Real-World Antiretroviral Therapy as Prevention: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2014

In a well-designed and rigorously executed clinical trial, people living with HIV who started antiretroviral therapy had a significantly lower risk of transmitting the virus to their partners compared to those assigned to wait to start HIV treatment....

Condoms in U.S. Prisons: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2014 Img

Condoms in U.S. Prisons: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2014

Some facts:

Condoms have been found to reduce the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, in most every setting in which they have been introduced and studied. Some people in prison and jails have sex. Despite facts 1 and 2...

Zero HIV Infections Among PrEP Users With 45% Reporting Less Condom Usage Img

Zero HIV Infections Among PrEP Users With 45% Reporting Less Condom Usage

Increased condomless sex was reported by 45% of 90 PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) users who were part of an HIV care and prevention program. However, there were zero new HIV infections among the more than 500 total participants in the program.

Recommendations for HIV Prevention With Adults and Adolescents With HIV in the United States, 2014 Img

Recommendations for HIV Prevention With Adults and Adolescents With HIV in the United States, 2014

This updated guideline is a comprehensive compilation of new and longstanding federal recommendations about biomedical, behavioral, and structural interventions that can help reduce the risk of HIV transmission from persons with HIV by reducing their...

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What Do HIV Doctors Tell Their Patients About Prevention?

In HIV care, focusing on patient health is always a good thing, but some newly diagnosed patients often worry about infecting others, highlighting a need to discuss prevention as well. We asked some of the leading HIV clinicians what they tell their pa…

U.K. Updates PEP Guidelines: Raltegravir Replaces PIs and No Indication if Positive Partner Has an Undetectable Viral Load Img

U.K. Updates PEP Guidelines: Raltegravir Replaces PIs and No Indication if Positive Partner Has an Undetectable Viral Load

The United Kingdom Chief Medical Officers' Expert Advisory Group on AIDS (EAGA) has issued new guidance for post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) that includes using raltegravir (Isentress) rather than a boosted protease inhibitor.

What Is HIV Contact Tracing and Why Is It Important? Img

What Is HIV Contact Tracing and Why Is It Important?

HIV contact tracing -- also called partner notification -- is meant to encourage partners to test for HIV. Are current strategies working?

Couples HIV Testing and Counselling -- A Novel Approach to Testing Img

Couples HIV Testing and Counselling -- A Novel Approach to Testing

Would you get tested for HIV with your partner? This novel approach is one that researchers are putting a lot of hope in.