National AIDS Trust - Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

14 April 2016 by Pure Radio

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or Prep for short, is a drug that, if taken daily, can reduce the risk of acquiring HIV.

A number of studies around the world, have shown that it’s very effective at preventing the transmission of the virus.

The Senior Policy and Campaigns Manager at the National AIDS Trust, Sarah Radcliffe, has been telling Under the Rainbow about the latest developments.

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Nov 2015 - PrEPster.info

12 November 2015 by Pure Radio

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is a treatment that has shown promise in preventing negative people from acquiring HIV.

After recent successful trials, the NHS is due to announce a decision on it’s availability in April.

PrEPster.info is a website that aims to provide more information and advocate for the treatment’s availability.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to Marc Thompson, who is co-founder of the site.

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Oct 2015 - Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

1 October 2015 by Pure Radio

Last week they heard about the PROUD study, which looked into the effectiveness of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. The research showed that the drug can significantly reduce the likelihood of HIV infections.

Tonight, Under the Rainbow will hear more from Michael Brady, who is the Principal Clinical Investigator of the study at Kings College Hospital in London.

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Sep 2015 - Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

24 September 2015 by Pure Radio

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (or PReP for short) is a drug which may prevent people catching HIV.

The PROUD study enlisted over five hundred individuals that were deemed to be at high risk of catching the virus – in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the drug.

Gay and bisexual men are disproportionately affected by HIV in Stockport, and across the UK. The study recruited those from this group who were most likely to put themselves at risk.

Under the Rainbow spoke to Michael Brady, the Principal Clinical Investigator of the research at Kings College Hospital in London.

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Jul 2015 - PROUD Study Documentary

2 July 2015 by Pure Radio

The PROUD study recruited gay and bisexual men to take a drug which reduces the chances of contracting HIV.

Their results have been so good that they’re now calling for the drug to be available through the NHS.

Under the Rainbow found out about a documentary film – which explores why we need it, how effective it is, and what the next steps are for access in the UK.

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