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British researchers have shown that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly protective against HIV for gay and other men who have sex with men (MSM).
While ARVs are traditionally used to treat people who are HIV positive, certain ARVs can also be used to prevent HIV negative men from becoming infected, a method referred to as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
In a remarkable new advance against the virus that causes AIDS, scientists from America’s The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have announced the creation of a novel drug candidate that is so potent and universally effective, it might be used as a new kind of vaccine.
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center in the United States are testing a new oral vaccine to prevent infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The vaccine is unique because it is given as a pill, unlike most HIV vaccines tested to date that have been given as shots.
Addressing the unique needs of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), a new professional, confidential and upmarket medical practice has been launched in Pretoria.
1081 Medical Practice provides a range of specialised medical services to gay men, with a focus on sexual health and well-being. It offers clients a friendly and accepting environment where they can access the expert services of a nurse, doctor and two counsellors.
OUT, the Pretoria-based LGBT health and well-being organisation, has offered more clarity on a recent international recommendation that gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) take preventive HIV medication.
In July, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended that these men should take daily ongoing preventive antiretroviral medication as an additional method of preventing HIV infection.