A Tampon-Like HIV Prevention Method for Women?So this is really cool: New research shows that tiny water-soluble electrospun fibers can quickly dissolve and deliver an antiretroviral to the vagina. They act as pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV and can act in as little as six minutes. Scientists say the cloth could also be used for various bacterial, fungal and other viral infections. 
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A Tampon-Like HIV Prevention Method for Women?

So this is really cool: New research shows that tiny water-soluble electrospun fibers can quickly dissolve and deliver an antiretroviral to the vagina. They act as pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV and can act in as little as six minutes. Scientists say the cloth could also be used for various bacterial, fungal and other viral infections.

Photo: Medical News Today

Research Highlights from the 20th International AIDS ConferenceFrom July 20 to 25, scientists from around the world presented all the latest research on HIV/AIDS for the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia. Here are some of their most major findings:
As global pandemic slows, most are still unaware of their status
100% efficacy for gays who adhered to PrEP; But most didn’t.
Sovaldi + Ribavirin show high cure rates for HIV, Hep C coinfected.
Those in poorer nations don’t drop condoms while on HIV meds
Treatment demand in poor nations continues to rise.
Donors only reach 7% of global harm reduction needs.

Research Highlights from the 20th International AIDS Conference

From July 20 to 25, scientists from around the world presented all the latest research on HIV/AIDS for the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia. Here are some of their most major findings:

Peter Staley: Anti-PrEP Scare Tactics Hitting New Highs
In what almost became a story in The New York Times, someone used the new and highly popular social media app called “Secret” to freak out its many gay users. He claimed that after using PrEP every day for over six months, he had just tested positive for HIV, and he included lots of specifics about his testing history and current doctor visits.
But a few days later, after a couple of Times follow-ups and scientific fact-checks by other users on the app, the guy deleted the entire thread.
Totally Trolled. Damage Done. Now, What’s the Point of this Fear-Mongering?

Peter Staley: Anti-PrEP Scare Tactics Hitting New Highs

In what almost became a story in The New York Times, someone used the new and highly popular social media app called “Secret” to freak out its many gay users. He claimed that after using PrEP every day for over six months, he had just tested positive for HIV, and he included lots of specifics about his testing history and current doctor visits.

But a few days later, after a couple of Times follow-ups and scientific fact-checks by other users on the app, the guy deleted the entire thread.

Totally Trolled. Damage Done. Now, What’s the Point of this Fear-Mongering?

It’s Time to ‘Step Up the Pace’ Against Global HIVLet’s get real: Controlling the epidemic is a more realistic goal than reaching for the aspirational “end of AIDS.” 
That means ensuring, at the least, that each new HIV case leads to an average of less than one new case. Mathematical modeling of the epidemic suggests that the scientifically proven interventions of male circumcision, early treatment of HIV and PrEP, when tailored to specific populations, could collectively help reduce the average of 3 “onward transmissions” down to one.

It’s Time to ‘Step Up the Pace’ Against Global HIV

Let’s get real: Controlling the epidemic is a more realistic goal than reaching for the aspirational “end of AIDS.”

That means ensuring, at the least, that each new HIV case leads to an average of less than one new case.

Mathematical modeling of the epidemic suggests that the scientifically proven interventions of male circumcision, early treatment of HIV and PrEP, when tailored to specific populations, could collectively help reduce the average of 3 “onward transmissions” down to one.

100% Efficacy for Gays Who Adhered in PrEP Study; But Most Couldn’t Keep Up
This new study is the first to show results from what is known as a demonstration project, which examines medication use outside the rigid confines of a placebo-controled randomized controlled trial. That means these findings are a somewhat better prediction of PrEP’s effects in a real-world setting…..

100% Efficacy for Gays Who Adhered in PrEP Study; But Most Couldn’t Keep Up

This new study is the first to show results from what is known as a demonstration project, which examines medication use outside the rigid confines of a placebo-controled randomized controlled trial. That means these findings are a somewhat better prediction of PrEP’s effects in a real-world setting…..