Tag Archives: PrEP

Study of injectable PrEP reports the best efficacy seen yet for any form of PrEP in women

HPTN 084 study finds significantly lower adherence in women taking daily PrEP pills A second study of an injectable HIV drug used to prevent HIV has had its randomised phase stopped early after it became clear that giving women a two-monthly injection of a prevention drug resulted in nearly nine times fewer infections than giving… Read More »

Marked changes in gay men’s relationship agreements and condom use in the PrEP era

A recent Australian study found that gay couples’ agreements regarding casual sex outside their relationships have changed markedly in the era of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Nearly 40% of PrEP users in relationships had agreements that allowed for condomless sex with casual partners. Additionally, 34% of PrEP users engaged in condomless casual sex despite being in… Read More »

Gilead’s converting Truvada PrEP users to Descovy faster than expected: analyst

One big task for Gilead Sciences’ HIV franchise in the coming year is to save some $ 2.5 billion in annual sales by switching as many PrEP patients as possible from Truvada to newly approved Descovy before generics hit. So far, the company’s doing a good job. In just two months since the FDA approved… Read More »

Polish PrEP activists creating services and building demand in a difficult environment

Poland might seem an odd location to hold the recent PrEP in Europe summit, given that it may be the most Catholic country in Europe and is governed by a socially conservative party that is hostile to LGBT rights. Schools do not provide sex education, dedicated sexual health services barely exist and emergency contraception is… Read More »