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Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Weekly News | 0 comments

PrEP for high-risk populations can reduce new HIV diagnoses

PrEP for high-risk populations can reduce new HIV diagnoses

England is working to provide men who have sex with men PrEP in an attempt to end new HIV infections among this at-risk population.

“While condoms are an effective barrier to HIV transmission, messages to use them are often ignored.
Last year, a UK test on 500 men assessed the impact of an alternative approach called pre-exposure prophylaxis (Prep).
It indicated one case of HIV could be stopped for every 13 men given anti-HIV drugs for a year.
Scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine modelled the impact of introducing such a treatment across the UK.

They estimated there would be 16,955 new cases of HIV in gay men by 2020.

But giving Prep to the most sexually active 25% of gay men would prevent 7,399 infections (44%).”

PrEP works. It is a vital HIV prevention method. To learn more about PrEP, go to

http://aidsresponseeffort.org/education/prep/

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Read more of the news article here:
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-35301242

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