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Auckland DHB tells express that “the screening, prevention and treatment of HIV is a priority” refuting claims that some men have been turned away from accessing PrEP at their clinics.  The Auckland District Health Board have denied accusations that recent policy changes have left gay and bisexual men in Auckland...
ViiV Healthcare
A global three-year study has successfully shown that a long-acting injectable drug dosed every two months can be more effective than the daily PrEP. Worldwide HIV medical specialist company ViiV Healthcare today announced an interim analysis of the HIV Prevention Trials Network that has been evaluating the safety and efficacy...
Lab Work
The company that manufactures the HIV prevention drug PrEP is preparing to test the pill against COVID-19 in an effort to find out if it could kill the virus or slow its spread. Gilead Sciences, the manufacturer of Truvada, is set to test components of PrEP against COVID-19 but doesn’t expect...
Body Positive's Executive Director Mark Fisher says 'no' to casual sex during lockdown and suggests giving your body a break from PrEP while in your self-isolation bubble. Level 4 requires people to stay at home and stop all physical contact with people outside of your household (or isolation bubble) which...
Social media giant Instagram has blocked a U.S based health centres advertisement for PrEP, on the basis that it was “too political.” The health care provider Apicha Community Health Centre, said they attempted to run a series of promotion via Instagram, to raise awareness about PrEP. However, upon launching the new campaign,...
30 months on from PrEP first being available in NZ, Body Positive Executive Director Mark Fisher tells us about Australia’s new PrEP guidelines on event-based dosing for gay and bisexual men. PrEP debuted in NZ with the NZPrEP trial for 150 people in Auckland in Feb 2017. PrEP was...
HIV Rapid Test
New data released by The Kirby Institute has revealed that Australia has recorded the lowest number of new HIV infections since 2001. The study found that in 2018 835 new cases of HIV were diagnosed, a decline of 23% over five years since 2013. Speaking about the new results, Professor Rebecca...
A revolutionary PrEP trial being conducted by researchers in the South African city of Cape Town, could see PrEp being administered via a long-lasting injection as opposed to a daily pill. The extremely effective HIV prevention drug, Pre-exposure prophylaxis which is currently administered as a daily tablet could soon be...

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