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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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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Sep 2015 - Post Exposure Prophylaxis

10 September 2015 by Pure Radio

If you think you may have put yourself at risk of catching HIV, there is a drug that can reduce your chances of contracting the virus.

Post Exposure Prophylaxis, or PEP for short, is a month-long course of drugs, that has to be started within seventy-two hours of being exposed to HIV.

James Derham, the Health and Wellbeing Coordinator, at the LGBT Foundation has been speaking to Under the Rainbow about it.

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Mar 2015 - Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

26 March 2015 by Pure Radio

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (or PrEP for short) is a drug that has shown the potential to reduce the chances of catching HIV.

It’s currently undergoing clinical trials amongst those most at risk of contracting the virus.

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation are hoping the drug will reduce infection rates, and are encouraging the NHS to make it available to the public as soon as possible.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to the LGF’s Sexual Health Coordinator – James Derham.

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