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HIV Prevention for People Who Inject Drugs: New Biomedical Approaches and Time-Honored Strategies Img

HIV Prevention for People Who Inject Drugs: New Biomedical Approaches and Time-Honored Strategies

A review of evidence on a range of effective interventions to reduce the risk of HIV transmission among people who inject drugs.

Research Update: Youth Who Use Drugs Who Cannot Access Addiction Treatment Are Twice as Likely to Start Injecting Img

Research Update: Youth Who Use Drugs Who Cannot Access Addiction Treatment Are Twice as Likely to Start Injecting

Researchers found that youth who used cocaine, crack, heroin or methamphetamines, but who had never injected, were twice as likely to start injecting after being unable to access addiction treatment.

What a Chemsex Clinic in Paris Taught Me About Saving Drug Users' Lives Img

What a Chemsex Clinic in Paris Taught Me About Saving Drug Users' Lives

David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. admits he was a bit shocked by seeing rainbow-colored syringe packs, but asks, "Can we really afford not to utilize every tool we have to prevent HIV and HCV?"

Methamphetamine Tightly Tied to Greater HIV Risk Behavior in MSM Img

Methamphetamine Tightly Tied to Greater HIV Risk Behavior in MSM

Methamphetamine use significantly boosted a sexual risk score that predicts HIV acquisition in a study of 8,905 U.S. men who have sex with men.

Recent Meth Use May Indicate Need for PrEP, Study Finds Img

Recent Meth Use May Indicate Need for PrEP, Study Finds

Sexual risk behavior increased significantly among men who have sex with men when they started using meth, reports a study published recently.

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...

Recreational Drug Use Associated With Increased High-Risk Sexual Behaviors Among Young Gay Men Living With HIV Img

Recreational Drug Use Associated With Increased High-Risk Sexual Behaviors Among Young Gay Men Living With HIV

Intense recreational drug use and high-risk sex are strongly linked in young HIV-infected MSM (men who have sex with men). This may have negative impacts on treatment adherence and virus transmission, requiring targeted harm-reduction advice and supp...

Study Finds First Evidence That PrEP Can Reduce HIV Risk Among People Who Inject Drugs Img

Study Finds First Evidence That PrEP Can Reduce HIV Risk Among People Who Inject Drugs

This is the first major study to find that a once-a-day antiretroviral taken by HIV-negative injection drug users can have the same benefits as when pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is taken to prevent sexual HIV transmission.

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iPrEx Welcomes CDC's Bangkok Tenofovir Study Showing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Is Safe and Effective for HIV Prevention in Injection Drug Users

Oral PrEP is a critically important HIV prevention tool that can play a significant role in reducing individual infection risk and helping to end the epidemic. Today's news, that PrEP prevents HIV among people whose primary infection risk is injectio...

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Bangkok Tenofovir Study: PrEP for HIV Prevention Among People Who Inject Drugs

Summary

Daily oral PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) with a tablet containing tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (tenofovir, marketed in the United States under the brand name Viread®) was found to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV by approximately 49 perce...