It’s unrealistic to expect everyone who is sexually active will take perfect preventative measures.
An increase in condomless sex in PrEP users is predictable as preventing HIV is the key motivator for condom use among gay and bisexual men.
Australia is within reach of achieving its pledge to end new HIV transmissions by 2020.
The HIV prevention drug Truvada (PrEP) will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from this Sunday, moving Australia closer to achieving its goal of ending new HIV transmissions by 2020.
PrEP drugs are not a perfect solution.
PrEP may be giving some homosexual and heterosexual users a false sense of security.
If the vaginal ring becomes available for commercial use it will become one of the tools in the HIV prevention toolbox for women alongside female condoms and daily pre-exposure prophylaxis.
PrEP is a game-changer for couples where one person is HIV positive, allowing natural conception with minimal risk.
A new pill available could enable people living with HIV to conceive children through sex without risking the health of their HIV-negative partner.
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The latest report from Public Health England revealed that there were more than 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK, with 6,000 new infections last year. Around a quarter of people are unaware they…