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Activists Demand Gilead Rescind nPEP Patient Access Program's Once-Per-Lifetime Use Limit Img

Activists Demand Gilead Rescind nPEP Patient Access Program's Once-Per-Lifetime Use Limit

Gilead Sciences is coming under fire from HIV/AIDS activist groups for a recent change to its patient assistance program, imposing a once-per-lifetime limit on access to Truvada as part of non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP).

By Martha Kempner
Drugs, Fear and Loathing: Why Are So Few Getting HIV Prevention Drugs? Img

Drugs, Fear and Loathing: Why Are So Few Getting HIV Prevention Drugs?

It's clear that the U.S. is failing when it comes to HIV prevention. Infections are rising among gay men, and new biomedical approaches are either not being promoted or are actively discouraged by providers. The AIDS activist group ACT UP/NY has docu...

By Jim Eigo for ACRIA and GMHC
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Treatment After Exposure to HIV

What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Who Should Use PEP? Should PEP Be Used for Non-Occupational Exposure? How Is PEP Taken? What Are the Side Effects? The Bottom Line For More Information

What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis?

Prophylaxis ...

By AIDS InfoNet
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Ask Dr. Jeff: Is There a "Morning-After" Pill for HIV Exposure?

Question: Is there a "morning-after" pill for HIV exposure? What can be done if someone is exposed to HIV infection?

Answer: This question is arising more often in clinical practice. First, it is important to differentiate exposure in an occupatio...

By Jeffrey T. Schouten, M.D. for Seattle Treatment Education Project
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What is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)?

Why PEP Now?

There is no cure for AIDS. And there is no proof that post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) can actually work as a so-called "morning after" pill in humans exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use (IDU). Avoiding internal exposure to ...

By Mike Barr for AIDS Community Research Initiative of America