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.
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.
US: New York health department advertises PrEP on Grindr 3
2:57 PM — New York's health department has launched an advertising campaign to promote HIV-preventative drugs on hookup apps.
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.
25th August 2014
US: AIDS Healthcare Foundation comes after PrEP in new ad campaign 16
8:23 PM — Last Friday, The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, one of the world’s largest HIV/AIDS healthcare organisations, announced it would be launching a full scale media campaign against the over emphasis of Truvada.
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.
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.
17th July 2012
US approval of drug for HIV prevention welcomed cautiously in UK 35
1:02 PM — The decision by US authorities to approve the anti-retroviral drug Truvada for groups at risk of contracting HIV has been cautiously welcomed in the UK.
16th July 2012
US: FDA approves Truvada for HIV prevention 4
10:17 PM — The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Truvada for use in HIV prevention. The drug has been approved for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis or PrEP, which is the use of antiretroviral drugs to decrease the likelihood of HIV infection in people with a high risk of contracting it.
11th May 2012
US advisory panel recommends Truvada drug be marketed for HIV prevention 124
2:02 PM — An FDA panel in the US has approved the administration of the drug Truvada to at-risk but uninfected people in an effort to prevent the spread of HIV, though experts warn condoms must remain the 'bedrock' of such efforts.
20th April 2011
Gay HIV study to look at daily prevention pill 50
3:48 PM — A proposed UK study of gay and bisexual men would look at the efficacy of giving them a daily oral HIV prevention pill. The pilot study, which is still at an early stage, would give at-risk gay men a daily dose of Truvada, which has been found to lower the rate of new HIV infections.
23rd November 2010
Study says daily HIV drug lowers infection in gay men
4:50 PM — A study indicates that a drug used to treat HIV after infection can also lower the risk of gay men becoming infected with the virus. The research, published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that giving Truvada to gay men at high risk of HIV lowered their chances of acquiring the virus by 40 per cent.