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AIDS 2014: Good Adherence Seen in IPERGAY Study of Intermittent PrEP

The first results from the IPERGAY study, a trial of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in gay men taking place in France and Quebec, Canada, appear to indicate excellent adherence to a novel "pre-and-post" intermittent PrEP strategy designed to save money and reduce time spent taking PrEP unnecessarily. The results were presented at the 20th International AIDS Conference this week in Melbourne, Australia.

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AIDS 2014: iPrEx OLE Confirms PrEP Works, but Many Don't Take It [VIDEO]

The open-label extension of the iPrEx study found that Truvada pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was highly The open-label extension of the iPrEx study found that Truvada pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was highly effective among gay men who took it regularly to prevent HIV, but many did not do so, researchers reported this week at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne.

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WHO Recommends Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for Men Who Have Sex with Men

Gay and bisexual men who are at risk for HIV infection should consider using antiretroviral drugs for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), according to new guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO), part of a set of recommendations for key populations affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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AIDS 2014: iPrEx OLE Shows PrEP Effectiveness Is 100% for Those Taking 4 or More Doses per Week

iPrEx OLE, the open-label extension of the iPrEx study of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), reported its main findings this week at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, published simultaneously in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Overall PrEP effectiveness was 50% overall, but 100% in those taking 4 or more doses per week. There was a substantial early drop-out rate, especially among young people.

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HIV and Hepatitis C Risk Factors and Prevention Among People Who Inject Drugs

More than half of young injection drug users in the U.S. shared syringes previously used by others and a large majority reported unprotected sex, according to the latest data on people who inject drugs from the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System, published in the July 4 edition of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Surveillance Summaries. The survey found that 9% had HIV and 41% had hepatitis C.

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