In Focus this month:
- Include Pre-exposure Prophylaxis among Standard Prevention Measures for Men who Have Sex with Men From The Lancet
This trial tested the effects of immediate versus delayed pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for preventing HIV-1 infection following condomless sex in HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM). Three men in the group starting PrEP at enrollment acquired HIV, versus 20 men among those who delayed it for one year. PrEP should be included in prevention interventions for high-risk MSM.
- New PEPFAR HIV Prevention & Treatment Targets From U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief [PEPFAR]
In October 2015 PEPFAR announced ambitious new HIV prevention and treatment targets aimed at achieving an AIDS-free future generation. Working with national and global partners, PEPFAR hopes to jointly support HIV treatment for 18.5 million people worldwide.
- Increase Access to Postexposure Prophylaxis for High-risk Female Sex Workers From AIDS
Female sex workers (FSWs) who had access to post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) reported significantly fewer high-risk sexual acts compared to those who had not accessed PEP. Programs should ensure that all FSWs, including those at high risk of HIV, have access to PEP.