PrEP (HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

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Chemsex and PrEP Reliance Are Fuelling a Rise in Syphilis Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

Syphilis is back and spreading quickly. What makes the resurgence of syphilis somewhat different this time is that the vast majority of these new cases are being found among men who have sex with men.

By Simon Bishop for The Conversation

The U.S. Takes a First but Long Overdue Step Toward Building a National PrEP Program

On Nov. 20, 2018, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released a draft recommendation that could transform HIV-1 pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) scale-up in the United States.

By Christian Antonio Urrutia and James Krellenstein

Three Most Recent International AIDS Society Presidents Reflect on the State of Global PrEP Access

Three of the most recent presidents of the International AIDS Society discussed how far we've come in the three years since they jointly wrote an article in The Lancet calling for greater global access to PrEP.

By Stephen Hicks

As HIV Rates Soar in Louisiana, LSU Withholds PrEP Coverage

Baton Rouge has had the highest HIV rates in the nation for years. Yet, Louisiana State University's biggest insurance policy does not cover PrEP.

By Ryan Lee

PrEP for Women

Much of the talk about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has focused on gay men, but the drug has been approved for use by all people who may be at high risk for exposure to HIV -- and that includes many women. This fact sheet from The Well Proje...

By The Well Project

Amazed by How Far Science Has Advanced in the Treatment and Prevention of HIV: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

"I now know that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has come along way because I saw a TV commercial for Truvada," Tim Hinkhouse writes. "That literally made me tear up."

By Tim Hinkhouse

HIV Activists Launch #BreakThePatent Campaign and National Plan for Generics and Lower-Cost Truvada for HIV Prevention in the U.S.

NYC-based HIV activists Jason Walker and Emily Sanderson think that, just like the cost of rent, pre-exposure prophylaxis PrEP is too damn expensive.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.

How David Furnish Feels About HIV Funding, PrEP, U=U, and the AIDS 2020 Controversy

The elegant chairman of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and husband to Sir Elton John joined Mark S. King on-camera at AIDS 2018.

By Mark S. King

Caterpillar Expands HIV PrEP Coverage Amidst Questions About Insurance Denials

Can a company be considered LGBTQ-friendly if its insurance policies ignore HIV-prevention trends?

By Ryan Lee

Out-Of-Pocket Costs Put HIV Prevention Drug Out of Reach for Many at Risk

While public health officials are expanding efforts to get PrEP into the hands of those at risk, they are hitting roadblocks -- the drug's price tag, which has surged in recent years, and changes in insurance coverage.

By Shefali Luthra and Anna Gorman for Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation