28th February 2015
Mail columnist: NHS shouldn’t fund HIV-preventing drugs 71
7:17 PM — A Daily Mail columnist has claimed that HIV-preventing drugs should not be available on the NHS - because it would "only encourage reckless behaviour".
24th February 2015
PROUD study finds PrEP reduces risk of HIV infection by 86% 106
8:58 PM — A study into the effectiveness of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in the UK has found that the risk of HIV infection was reduced by 86%.
9th December 2014
London: ACTUP to protest outside Department of Health in call for PrEP 6
11:48 AM — ACTUP are holding a protest on Wednesday outside the Department of Health in a bid to speed up access to PrEP.
30th November 2014
Meet a guy testing controversial new drugs that could stop you getting HIV 91
5:10 PM — Writing for PinkNews, Robbie Dean answers questions about PrEP, a new drug regime that could stop you getting HIV.
23rd November 2014
Canada begins trialling HIV prevention drug Truvada 9
2:52 PM — Canada has begun to trial the use of a controversial drug that lowers your chances of getting HIV.
12th November 2014
Zachary Quinto: ‘Tremendous complacency’ has led to a rise in HIV infections 13
10:29 AM — Actor Zachary Quinto has criticised the gay community for "tremendous complacency" and "laziness" towards AIDS.
29th October 2014
Study finds PrEP successful at protecting against HIV when taken just before sex 28
1:02 PM — A French study suggesting PrEP could be just as effective in reducing the risk of HIV transmission if taken before sexual intercourse rather than every day has been welcomed by the National AIDS Trust.
19th October 2014
Human Rights Campaign endorses use of controversial HIV prevention drugs 38
1:04 PM — The largest gay rights charity in the US has endorsed the use of a controversial new drug that can prevent transmission of HIV.
16th October 2014
UK: PrEP study to be fast-tracked following ‘significant progress’ 47
4:53 PM — A two-year study into whether PrEP should be routinely made available on the NHS for gay and bisexual men is being fast-tracked.
3rd October 2014
Scott Wiener: ‘After 30 years of prevention efforts, we clearly need to do more’ 10
8:24 PM — Last month, San Francisco politician Scott Wiener became one of the first US politicians to confirm his use of Truvada as PrEP to reduce his risk of HIV infection.
20th September 2014
US: San Francisco could become first city to offer free PrEP to prevent HIV 8
4:20 PM — San Francisco could become the first city in the US to provide HIV-preventative drug Truvada for free.
18th September 2014
US politician: I’m on PrEP – I think other gay men should consider it too 59
12:22 PM — Scott Wiener has become one of the first politicians in the US to announce publicly that he’s taking PrEP in order to reduce the risk of HIV infection.
7th August 2014
US: Kansas healthcare group opens PrEP-specific clinic
9:07 PM — A Kansas healthcare group has created a PrEP-specific clinic one day a week meant to expand access to PrEP drug Truvada.
24th July 2014
US: Washington state program gives at-risk groups access to PrEP for no cost
10:11 PM — The Washington State Department of Health has started a drug assistance program that helps state residents at risk of HIV infections pay for expensive daily pill that could reduce the risk of contracting HIV.
17th July 2014
Public Health England welcomes WHO announcement on PrEP for gay men 11
6:31 PM — The WHO’s decision to recommend that gay men should consider using PrEP as an additional method against HIV has been welcomed by Public Health England.
15th July 2014
WHO accused of ‘perpetuating gay stereotypes’ with PrEP announcement 70
4:20 PM — Journalist Patrick McAleenan has questioned the WHO’s decision to recommend that gay men should consider using antiretroviral drugs as an additional method of preventing HIV infection.
11th July 2014
World Health Organization: HIV prevention urgently needed for MSM and transgender people 10
12:21 PM — The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the global fight against HIV risks stalling without stronger preventative treatments for transgender people and gay and bisexual men.
7th July 2014
Study: Use of PrEP drug could lower herpes infection rates
4:27 PM — The use of HIV drug Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), to prevent HIV infection, could also lower the infection rates of genital herpes.
25th May 2014
US: CDC launches ad campaign recommending HIV-preventative drugs 7
3:17 PM — The US Centre for Disease Control has launched a series of new adverts, promoting the availability of controversial new HIV-preventative drugs.
17th May 2014
UK: Campaigners call for HIV prevention drugs to be made available on NHS 2
2:54 PM — Campaigners have called for controversial HIV-preventative drugs to be made available on the NHS, after the CDC issued guidance recommending their use in the US.