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Quebec Develops Expert Consensus on Viral Load and HIV Transmission Risk

In the past few years, a large body of evidence has emerged supporting the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) as an HIV prevention tool. This evidence shows that effective ART can reduce the amount of virus (also known as viral load) in the blood an...

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PrEP Needs a Week to Offer Full Protection; Efficacy Lingers for Several Days

Pharmacokinetic analysis informs estimates of how long it takes for PrEP to reach protective levels, and how long individuals would remain protected if they stop PrEP.

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Uptake of PrEP in the United States

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is an exciting new HIV prevention strategy that involves the ongoing use of anti-HIV drugs by an HIV-negative person in order to reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV. Many types of PrEP are currently bein...

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U.S. Recommends Daily Pill for Those at Risk of HIV

This article was reported by The Washington Post.

The Washington Post reported that US health officials recently advised healthy individuals at risk of HIV to take a daily dose of the drug Truvada, which cuts the risk of infection by more than 90 pe...

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Forgotten Negatives: The Limits of Treatment as Prevention

There is no shortage of depressing statistics when it comes to HIV prevention in the United States: 50,000 new HIV infections annually; a 12% increase in new infections among gay and bisexual men and transgender women between 2008 and 2010; an estima...

California: Medi-Cal Drops Providing Condoms and HIV Testing as Conditions for Prescribing Truvada as PrEP Img

California: Medi-Cal Drops Providing Condoms and HIV Testing as Conditions for Prescribing Truvada as PrEP

This article was reported by WEHOville.

WEHOville reported that California's Medi-Cal program, which is the state's public insurance program, will no longer require mandatory monthly HIV testing, condom distribution, and pre-authorization as prerequ...

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Insight Into HIV Transmission Risk When the Viral Load Is Undetectable and No Condom Is Used

If a major study found "zero" cases of HIV transmission among mixed-status couples, why did it also find that the risk was higher than zero?

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Zero HIV Infections Seen Through Condomless Sex When HIV-Positive Partner Is on Effective Treatment

Zero cases of HIV transmission were observed in mixed-status couples when the HIV-positive partner was on treatment with a viral load below 200, according to a study presented by Alison Rodger, M.D., at CROI 2014 in Boston. However, the result comes ...

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Should HIV-Serodiscordant Couples Always Take Preventive Measures? Experts Debate

You're in a long-term, committed, monogamous relationship with a loving partner. You don't have HIV, but your partner does -- and is on stable, successful HIV treatment. Is unprotected sex "safe enough"?

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Eastern Virginia Medical School Lands Big Award for AIDS Research

This article was reported by PilotOnline.com.

An article in Pilot Online reported that the US Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded $80 million to Eastern Virginia Medical School's (EVMS) CONRAD program for investigating prod...