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PrEP by the Numbers: Interpreting Conflicting Study Data

A recent ad campaign from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation has kicked of a new round of controversy about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and how to interpret apparently conflicting numbers from prevention studies.

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Counseling Helps Improve PrEP Adherence Among Serodiscordant Couples

Cognitive-behavioral counseling sessions significantly increased the likelihood of consistently taking pills among participants with faltering adherence in an African trial of Truvada pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for serodiscordant (mixed HIV status) heterosexual couples, according to a report in the August 15 Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

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AIDS 2014: WHO Guidelines Recommend PrEP as Prevention Option for Gay Men [VIDEO]

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued new guidelines for key populations affected by HIV/AIDS prior to the 20th International AIDS Conference held last week in Melbourne, Australia. Among the biggest changes -- and th eone that has garnered the most attention and controversy -- is a recommendation that gay men who are at risk for HIV infection should consider pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an additional prevention option.

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AIDS 2014: Studies Show Need for Scaled-up HIV Prevention for Sex Workers

Presentations at a session on HIV prevention strategies for sex workers, which took place at the 20th International AIDS Conference last month in Melbourne, showed that while consistent condom use is generally high among female sex workers, other barriers remain to effective prevention of HIV transmission and to care for those who are HIV positive.

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AIDS 2014: iPrEx PrEP Users Talk Condoms, Pills, Anxiety, and Relief

Interviews with participants in the U.S. sites of the iPrEx study of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) show that participants who took it mainly used it as an additional source of reassurance rather than to replace whatever risk-management strategy they were currently using to avoid HIV infection, researchers reported at the 20th International AIDS Conference last week in Melbourne.

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