Tag: PrEP

Webinar – PEP/PrEP Update – A B.C. Case Study

Monday, March 27, 2016 10am PT Register Now!   In 2014, the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS launched the Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP) Pilot Project. Since then, hundreds of gbMSM have accessed the program in Vancouver. In 2017, the Centre announced a Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) program targeting individuals in high risk sexual networks. This… Read more »

Should Truvada for HIV PrEP be covered under public drug plans? Participate in CTAC’s Patient Group Input Consultation on PrEP and share your experience and perspectives. Webinars: Truvada (TDF/FTC) to reduce the risk of HIV Infection in Adults (PrEP) Register for March 14, 2016, 1-2pm EDT Register for March 15, 2016,  8:30-9:30pm EDT On February… Read more »

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 1 p.m. ET Register now What are gay men hearing and saying about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)? How are they making sense of this information? Is it changing their sexual behaviours? What are the implications for public health practice? ‘Resonance’ is a community-based research project that asked gay men and their service… Read more »

ACT – One Step Closer to Accessing PrEP in Canada

HIV prevention in Canada took a significant step forward today when pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences Canada announced it is seeking approval for the use of Truvada as Pre Exposure Prophylaxis in Canada. The onus now sits with Health Canada and policy makers to ensure universal access and coverage of PrEP. Truvada used as PrEP is… Read more »

CATIE’s Prevention in Focus, Issue 12, Fall 2015

In this issue: The (re)emergence of STIs among MSM: Why does it matter and what can be done? Views from the front lines: Sexually transmitted infections and gay men People living with HIV who are undiagnosed: Revisiting our HIV prevention messaging Does multidisciplinary care improve health outcomes among people living with HIV and/or HCV? A… Read more »

Leading figures in the HIV response have endorsed a call for immediate access to antiretroviral therapy for all people upon diagnosis with HIV, on the opening day of the Eighth International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) in Vancouver, Canada. The Vancouver Consensus Statement has been endorsed by leaders of… Read more »

Open letter from HIM to Gilead Sciences re: PrEP

Health Iinitiative for Men (HIM) has written an Open Letter to Gilead Sciences, asking them to apply for Health Canada approval for use of Truvada in HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis. PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a new tool in HIV prevention. Someone who is HIV negative can take anti-HIV medications on a daily basis to reduce… Read more »

On April 17th, from 12:30 – 1:30 PM EST, we’re hosting our 3rd annual online conference for Canada’s next generation of HIV physicians. “Are we prepped for PrEP?” is an interactive online conference designed to meet the specific educational needs of medical students in our HIV Pre-Clerkship program. This conversation is also open to community members, academics, policy… Read more »

Thursday, December 11, 2014 @1pm ET/10am PT REGISTER NOW Presented by James Wilton, Coordinator, Biomedical Science of HIV Prevention at CATIE Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is an HIV prevention strategy that involves HIV-negative individuals taking antiretrovirals on an ongoing basis to reduce their risk of HIV infection. The use of a daily pill called Truvada… Read more »

First Report on Antiretroviral Drugs for HIV Prevention to Bring Science Together with the Wisdom of Communities June 19, 2013 – To make an impact on new HIV infections globally, antiretroviral (ARV)-based HIV prevention strategies need to be closely tailored to local contexts and cultures, according to a new report released today by RAND Europe… Read more »

Guest Blog: PrEP HIM for better sex?

Discussions and research about the use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis as an HIV prevention tool continue to expand our understanding of how it might fit into our toolkit. In this guest blog post (originally published on PositiveLite.com) Robert Birch talks to Jody Jollimore of B.C.’s Health Initiative for Men, whose position on Pre-Exposure prophylaxis remains “cautiously… Read more »