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Oral PrEP Drug Truvada, Dapivirine Vaginal Ring Safe, Acceptable HIV Prevention Methods Among Adolescents, Researchers Report At IAS 2017

Healio: Dapivirine vaginal ring safe, acceptable for HIV prevention in teens “A monthly vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral dapivirine has demonstrated efficacy in girls younger than 18 years, according to phase 2a study results presented at the IAS Conference on HIV Science…” (Bortz, 7/25). International Business Times: Truvada, Vaginal Rings…

New Data On Treatment As Prevention, Medication Administration Presented At IAS 2017

BuzzFeed News: Undetectable Viral Load “Completely Effective” At Stopping HIV Transmission, Study Finds “A groundbreaking new study found zero transmissions occurred between HIV-positive men with an ‘undetectable viral load’ due to treatment, and their HIV-negative partners, across thousands of instances of anal sex without a condom…” (Sainty, 7/25). CNN: More…

Hepatitis C ‘Buyers’ Club’ Highlights Issues Surrounding Access To Drugs

New York Times: The Tasmanian Hep C Buyers’ Club Sophie Cousins, health journalist “…[After traveling to India to obtain the less-expensive generic version of the hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir, Australian Greg Jefferys] helped other former hepatitis C sufferers set up informal buyers’ clubs in their own countries. … Narcyz Ghinea,…

WHO Announces Prequalification For Hepatitis C Drug, HIV Self-Test

Intellectual Property Watch: WHO Prequalifies First Generic Hepatitis C Drug And First HIV Self-Test “…[T]he World Health Organization has announced the prequalification of the first generic version of sofosbuvir, a ‘critical’ medicine for treating hepatitis C. Treatment for hepatitis C under patent has been notoriously priced at extreme high levels,…

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