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Timothy Ray Brown at the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) in Portland, Oregon

The Berlin Patient, the First Person Ever Cured of HIV, on Taking PrEP: "I Want a Full Sexual Life"

Timothy Ray Brown, known as "the Berlin patient," has begun taking PrEP to make sure he doesn't have to deal with an HIV diagnosis -- again.

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This Week in HIV Research: Unlocking Secrets of Engagement in Care

Aug. 15, 2019: PCP continuity, ID specialization, and adherence; rules of HIV patient engagement; long-term benefits of financial incentives on adherence; headaches and TDF/FTC.

Christoph D. Spinner

DISCOVER PrEP Trial Finds F/TAF Has Superior Load Time and Tail Compared to F/TDF

But given cost concerns, advocates question whether the benefits are enough to warrant dumping F/TDF as the go-to PrEP option.

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TAF as Effective as TDF in Cisgender Women, With Fewer Side Effects

A pooled analysis presented at CROI 2019 showed fewer kidney and bone density issues with tenofovir alafenamide in cisgender women than were found with the older formulation.

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First Generic TDF/FTC Approved in EU

The European Medicines Agenecy has noted a positive summary of opinion for the first generic combination of tenofovir/emtricitabine (Truvada).

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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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PrEP Approved, Insurance Coverage Unclear

Weeks after Truvada (tenofovir and emtricitabine) received US approval for HIV prevention in adults at high risk of infection, it remains unclear whether government and private health insurers would pay for it. Regulatory approval of Truvada for pre-...

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Truvada Approved to Reduce the Risk of Sexually Transmitted HIV in People Who Are Not Infected With the Virus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given its formal stamp of approval to the daily use of Truvada by HIV-negative people who are at high risk of contracting HIV sexually. This marks the first time an HIV treatment medication has been approved ...