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AIDSFree Prevention Update: September 2015

In Focus this month:

  • Does Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Affect Women's Risk-Reduction Practices? From: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
    This study conducted among 60 women in Kenya and South Africa found that women perceived pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an effective HIV prevention method that would replace the need for condoms and provide them with other social and sexual benefits. These findings suggest the need to improve counseling for women who use PrEP.
  • Oral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: Questions and Answers From: Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
    This reference guide released by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS provides comprehensive and detailed information on post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for key populations at HIV risk. The guide covers eligibility for PrEP, potential risk compensation, side effects and resistance, and PrEP delivery, among other topics.
  • 8th International AIDS Society Conference 8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment & Prevention, Vancouver, Canada (July 19–22, 2015)
    The International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) covered new findings on treatment as prevention, oral pre-exposure prophylaxis, and the application of these technologies for public and individual protection within the context of the epidemic in 2015.