PrEP works by preventing susceptible cells becoming infected with HIV. Truvada blocks the HIV virus from making copies of itself.
Efficacy is estimated to be as high as 99% in men who have sex with men who take Truvada daily.
Simplicity of delivery will be critical if a ‘cure’ is going to be deliverable in the parts of the world where HIV is endemic.
Curing HIV – or at least achieving long-term remission – is possible, under the right circumstances.
Africa Centre for Population Health
A new centre in South Africa will work to significantly reduce emerging HIV and TB co-infections.
At the 13th International AIDS Conference, 11-year-old Nkosi Johnson, who had AIDS, begged the South African government to distribute antiretroviral drugs.
Chikwe Ihekweazu relives his experience from 2000, when the International AIDS Conference was last hosted in South Africa.
Activists, health-care workers and scientists in South Africa were faced with a horrific epidemic but went on a ruthless crusade to turn it around.
The 90-90-90 strategy is an attempt to get the HIV epidemic under control by adopting a ‘test and treat’ approach. This is part of the plan to eliminate AIDS by 2030.
Women would prefer a product that addresses multiple sexual and reproductive health risks at the same time.
Scientists are developing various products that can provide contraception and protection from sexually transmitted infections and HIV at the same time.