Tag Archives: PrEP

More money, trust, and control: HIV self-testing and PrEP empowers sex workers and their partners in Uganda

A qualitative study asked HIV-negative sex workers and their partners in Uganda about their experiences using HIV self-testing and PrEP. The study found that using the two interventions together was economically empowering because sex without a condom was safer, they enhanced relationships, intimacy, and trust among partners, and participants were empowered to take control of… Read More »

Studies confirm that hormone levels in trans women are not greatly affected by PrEP, or vice versa

Paired studies in Brazil with transgender women who took gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) and PrEP have found that levels of GAHT were not affected by PrEP, nor PrEP levels by GAHT, to a degree likely to make a clinical difference. Presenting the studies to the 11th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2021)… Read More »

PrEP for women in Europe webinar

On Tuesday 22 June at 2pm (UK time), PrEP in Europe is holding the first part of its webinar on PrEP for women in Europe. The second part will be on Tuesday 13 July. The webinar will include presentations by: Dr Sylvain Chawki, infectious disease physician and researcher in Paris. Sylvain will centre his talk… Read More »

Antibody-based PrEP did not stop most types of HIV – but is still hailed as a ‘game changer’

Professor Larry Corey, principal researcher of the AMP studies, speaking at HIVR4P Two years ago, at the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) conference in Madrid, Professor Lynn Morris of the of the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases made a prediction about the AMP (Antibody-Mediated Protection) studies. The two studies are the first large studies using… Read More »