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2 Cases of PrEP Failure on Solo Tenofovir Pose Research Questions

A report originally presented to the 2015 British HIV Association conference last year details 2 cases where therapeutic levels of tenofovir used alone for hepatitis B treatment unequivocally failed to prevent HIV infection in gay men. In one case, despite the tenofovir apparently suppressing the man’s HIV viral load in his blood plasma, it failed to prevent HIV infecting the cells of his immune system.

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PrEP Plus Increased Testing and Treatment Could Halve HIV Infections Among UK Gay Men

A new British mathematical modeling study published in The Lancet HIV has found that adding pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for gay men in the U.K. at high risk of HIV to relatively modest increases in HIV testing and immediate treatment for those diagnosed could substantially cut the number of gay men infected by 2020.alt

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Lessons Learned from the History of Contraception are Relevant for HIV PrEP Implementation

Achieving widespread and appropriate use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) will take several years and will require considerable attention to the shape and quality of health services, according to a commentary in the January edition ofCurrent Opinion in HIV and AIDS from researchers who have looked at the way in which contraceptive methods have been introduced.

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Model Suggests HIV Vaccine Could Play Key Role in Ending AIDS

Even a modestly effective HIV vaccine would likely be cost-effective and could make a major contribution to a sustainable response to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, especially in combination with the scale-up of other interventions including prompt antiretroviral therapy (ART) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), according to a report in the January 5 edition of PLoS ONE.

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation Opens Strut Health and Wellness Center

The San Francisco AIDS Foundation's new integrated health and wellness center for gay men -- dubbed Strut -- opened its doors in the heart of the Castro neighborhood on January 4 after a long delay, and hosted an opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 5.

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