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Sex-based PrEP cuts infections by 86%

A French and Canadian study looking at the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) that is tied to when people actually have sex (rather than daily) found that it reduced new HIV infections among men who have sex with men (MSM) by 86% compared with a placebo….Read More

CROI2015: Daily PrEP reduces HIV infections by 86% in U.K. PROUD Study

A study of immediate versus deferred daily pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) in the United Kingdom has found that PrEP may the risk of HIV infection by 86% among men who have sex with men (MSM). The results from the study, called PROUD, were presented…Read More

Kaiser Permanente reverses decision to move HIV meds to specialty tier in California, reduces out-of-pocket cost for patients


SAN FRANCISCO, February 23, 2015.  Project Inform and San Francisco AIDS Foundation applaud Kaiser Permanente’s decision last week to revise its 2015 drug categorization which put all HIV medications in the highest specialty tier in the California marketplace. Pricing HIV medications in this tier would have…Read More

Project Inform’s 30 years: Submit your stories!


As Project Inform prepares to mark 30 years of its leadership in the fight against HIV and also hepatitis C, we would like to turn to those who have made it possible for this organization to achieve so much — our volunteers, donors, clients and staff members…Read More

Special enrollment period announced for tax season for people without 2014 health care through ACA plans


Reprinted from a press release by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Eligible consumers have from March 15–April 30 to enroll in coverage. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced February 20 a special enrollment period (SEP) for individuals and families who did not…Read More

Project Inform highlights HIV and hepatitis C components of President’s 2016 Budget Request


On February 2, 2015 the President released his budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, calling for overall funding increases, including flat funding and modest, but important, increases for viral hepatitis and HIV programs. Of note in the budget were the modest increases for the Centers…Read More

Reported cases of sexual transmission of hepatitis C in gay men taking PrEP in a San Francisco sexual health setting

Hepatitis C (HCV) is a blood-borne viral infection that is primarily transmitted through the sharing of injection drug equipment. Historically, sexual transmission of HCV has been considered a low-risk activity overall, but research beginning in the early 2000s has found it to be more common in…Read More