Category Archives: Society

DIY HIV Prevention (#DIYHIVPx)

No. I do not want to test for HIV in the “comfort of my home.” Maybe it is just me, maybe that feeling is just personal, my experience anecdotal, maybe I am just an exception, a snowflake; but it’s my choice, my voice and it is

PrEP in England: Terms and Conditions will apply

Six years after the publication of the iPrEX study, four years after its approval by the US FDA, two years after the PROUD and Ipergay studies, and after a year of legal battle, PrEP may finally be available in the UK through a large clinical

Unprepared, unwilling and unethical

How a lack of leadership in HIV prevention is failing those at risk of infection in the UK (and beyond) In July 2012, the US Food and Drug Administration took a landmark decision when it approved the use of the antiviral Truvada for the prevention

France Leads the Way with PrEP Approval 5 years after iPrEX

PrEP has arrived… in France! Marisol Touraine, the French Health Minister announced today that the drug Truvada (manufactured by Gilead) is soon to be approved for the prevention of HIV infection (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) . “I welcome the publication a temporary recommendation of use of Truvada, a

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