Category Archives: HIV prevention

IAS 2017: Progress on PrEP, treatment as prevention, and HIV cure science

While the world’s top HIV experts reported no earth shattering progress in preventing, treating or curing HIV at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017), which took place in July in Paris, it did serve as an important marker of progress. HIV researchers revealed…Read More

PleasePrEPMe.org and Project Inform launch new PrEP navigation manual in California

PleasePrEPMe.org and Project Inform are pleased to announce a free new resource to assist PrEP navigation staff in California: “Helping People Access PrEP: A Frontline Provider Manual on PrEP Research, Care and Navigation.” This publication provides a wide range of information to aid the daily work…Read More

United Healthcare discriminates against vulnerable populations by denying PrEP access

Project Inform joined many other partners including the AIDS Foundation of Chicago to demand United Healthcare halt their practices and policies that discriminate against the LGBTQ community. Earlier this year, United Health Care began to send members letters denying access to Truvada prescribed for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis or…Read More

The FDA Has Approved Generic PrEP—but Access May Remain Difficult

This article from Vice.com does an excellent job of detailing the complicated issues related to the recent FDA approval of generic Truvada for PrEP. ORIGINAL POST: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/the-fda-has-approved-generic-prepbut-access-may-remain-difficult Experts cited complicated factors, like patient and doctor awareness and the unique way the US HIV medication market functions,…Read More

Working at the State Level: Project Inform’s California Advocacy for 2017

State-level advocacy efforts are crucial to create lasting change. Often efforts that are started at local and state levels inform national trends and structural changes at the federal level (think about the history of same-sex marriage, health care reform, and syringe exchange in the United States)….Read More

To End AIDS in the United States, Stay True to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

By Judith Auerbach, Robert Bank, Chris Collins, JD Davids, Rebecca Haag, David Ernesto Munar, Dana van Gorder, Phill Wilson and A. Toni Young Ten years ago, hundreds of organizations and individuals signed a petition calling on all presidential candidates to create a national AIDS strategy. We…Read More

CROI 2017: What’s Up with PrEP and STIs?

Critics have been warning since the concept of oral PrEP was in its infancy that it would lead to major increases in condomless sex among users and a corresponding dramatic spike in sexually transmitted infections (STIs). So far, the data have been inconclusive. A journal article…Read More