2011, the year of PrEP. In less than 18 months 6 clinical trials investigating the potential use of HIV antiretrovirals (ARV) for the prevention of HIV acquisition have rocked the HIV prevention world. First it was the South African CAPRISA announcing in July 2010
Closure of oral Tenofovir arm in VOICE Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis trial: PrEP as a “niche intervention”?
The Microbicides Trial Network (MTN) announced yesterday that its VOICE (Vaginal and Oral Interventions to Control the Epidemic, MTN003) HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) prevention study will discontinue the daily oral tenofovir arm of the trial. The decision follows an interim review of the trial’s data
The results of the iPrEX study announced in November 2010 have brought some hope back into the field of HIV prevention. The clinical trial,which investigated the effectiveness of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis mostly amongst men who have sex with men (MSM), showed that daily dosing of the