Category Archives: Combination Prevention

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: Not the Latest Fad but a Drive for Change

In a recent BMJ Blog Dr Rupert Whitaker cast a critical eye on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for the prevention of HIV infection, questioning its role as a public health intervention. The piece is challenging and although it rightly emphasises the need for a carefully planned

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Metaphors of HIV Prevention : The HIV Prevention Buffet

In the very early years of the HIV epidemic, as it was becoming clearer that the virus was mostly sexually transmitted, HIV prevention was limited to promoting condom use. For years, that was all that was available to protect oneself whilst politicians were debating the

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HIV Combination Prevention: Ingredients & Recipes for a success

After years of limited and fragile successes in preventing new HIV infections, it is now recognised that one-size fits all approaches do not work and that only a combination of prevention strategies can bring the HIV epidemic under control. As a result, the concept of

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