Mot clé : PrEP

5 ways that PrEP highlights gender inequities in HIV

San PattenBy San Patten

One of the most memorable moments in my 20 years working in the HIV field happened in a standing-room-only meeting hall in Vienna at the International AIDS Conference in 2010. This was the moment that the clinical trial CAPRISA 004 announced proof-of-concept for prevention of HIV among women using a vaginal microbicide (1% tenofivir gel). The entire room broke out in a standing ovation and tears of joy. Finally! A prevention tool that could allow a woman to protect herself in sexual encounters, regardless of the desires and wishes of her sexual partner. Five years later, microbicides have not yet come to fruition. But pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) holds the same great promise.

La Conférence IAS 2015 : un moment décisif pour la réponse au VIH

Par Tim Rogers et Sean Hosein

tr-sh-blog-iasLa ville de Vancouver a été sous les feux de la rampe une fois de plus. La Conférence de la Société internationale du sida (IAS), cette année, vient possiblement de marquer un tournant pour notre réponse au VIH, ce qui n’est pas sans rappeler le Congrès international sur le sida de 1996 dans la même ville, et lors duquel les thérapies antirétrovirales (TAR) ont fait leur apparition sur la scène mondiale.

There is a drug to prevent HIV. Why isn’t it approved in Canada?

By Bob Leahy2015 03 30 - Bob Leahy

Recent developments in prevention are pointing to worrying gaps in the community-based approach to HIV prevention in Canada.

Perhaps we have been used to having only a single prevention technology on our books for so long – think condoms – that our ducks are not always in a row when new ones like PrEP come along. Thus potholes in our response become apparent – and none leap in to fix them.

After a series of somewhat inconclusive PrEP trials, whose results were marred by adherence issues, the results of more stringent trials like the PROUD and IPERGAY studies are in, and they are good. So good, in fact, that it would now be foolish not to put PrEP right at the front of the shelf that features ways to stay HIV-negative.