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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).

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...

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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?

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The Structure and Outcomes of a HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Program in a High HIV Prevalence Setup in Western Kenya

"In 2001, HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) was initiated in western Kenya," explained the authors of the current study, which sought to describe the design, implementation, and evolution of the program. Patient data were analyzed for reasons, time...

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Will I? Won't I? Why Do Men Who Have Sex With Men Present for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for Sexual Exposures?

"Failures of post-exposure prophylaxis following sexual exposure (PEPSE) to prevent seroconversion have been reported and are often associated with ongoing risk exposure," the authors wrote. "Understanding why men who have sex with men (MSM) access P...

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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...

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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 ...