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  • Fred Schaich of IFARA speaks with Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC, about HIV prevention research presented at IAS 2015.

    August 24, 2015
    The Body Pro
  • After strongly advocating against PrEP, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's new national ad campaign includes eleven principles on how to include PrEP as part of an HIV prevention strategy.

    August 19, 2015
  • The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which has long waged a vociferous battle against Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), has finally begun to offer measured support for the HIV prevention method.

    August 18, 2015
  • 2013 and 2014 Global Lube Access Mobilization (GLAM) grants were awarded to partners in Africa to support their efforts advocating lubricant availability and educating gay men, men who have sex with men and transgender individuals about its proper use.

    August 13, 2015
    The Body
  • According to Nobel laureate Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, AIDS research has made immense progress over the last decades, but there's still a lot to be done. She says less attention is being paid to HIV in wealthy countries.

    August 4, 2015
  • Over the past decade, the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief — in partnership with other countries and financing mechanisms — has helped change the trajectory of the AIDS epidemic. Yet, right now, PEPFAR is operating without targets. Read why targets are necessary and how they drive action.

    August 3, 2015
  • The new National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), now updated for 2015-2020, is focused heavily on prevention and includes a strong endorsement of PrEP as a strategic option. This article in BuzzFeed takes on six common misconceptions about PrEP and clarifies what the science really has to say about this blue pill.

    August 2, 2015
  • In the past, there was a sense that stopping the HIV/AIDS epidemic would require some radically new biomedical intervention. The growing consensus, however, is that the tools needed to stamp out HIV already exist if they could just be used in the right way.

    July 7, 2015
  • An experimental vaccine protected half of a batch of monkeys against a virus similar to the AIDS virus, scientists reported.

    July 2, 2015
    NBC News
  • Circumcision reduces the risk of contracting HIV, most scientists agree, but the consensus is not universal. One dissenter is Ronald Goldman, a psychologist in Boston, in the US, who wrote to The Times yesterday decrying the use of the procedure as an HIV prophylactic.

    July 1, 2015
    The Times (South Africa)