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PrEP use since 2012 is up, but uptake falls short of need

PrEP use since 2012 is up, but uptake falls short of need

, by Liz Highleyman

1.45 million Americans may be at substantial risk for HIV infection, but only 8% are taking PrEP. Women, people of color, and southern regions are underrepresented. Read More

Syringe access programs increase safe syringe disposal

Syringe access programs increase safe syringe disposal

, by Emily Land

Research shows higher syringe coverage and safe disposal options provided by syringe access programs reduce improperly discarded injection equipment. Read More

We say “needle exchange,” but open access—not one-for-one exchange—is best for health

We say “needle exchange,” but open access—not one-for-one exchange—is best for health

, by Emily Land

Syringe access programs combat the spread of infectious diseases among people who use injection drugs, improve participant health, and increase linkage to social services including drug treatment. Read More

CROI 2018: A roundup of the most exciting PrEP news & research

CROI 2018: A roundup of the most exciting PrEP news & research

, by Liz Highleyman

Liz Highleyman summarizes the PrEP and HIV prevention research presented recently at the domestic HIV conference, CROI, including a new possible PrEP drug, real world PrEP effectiveness, and more. Read More

Status check: PrEP uptake & delivery

Status check: PrEP uptake & delivery

, by Emily Land

Dr. Kenneth Mayer discusses the state of PrEP uptake and delivery in the U.S., with an eye toward reducing barriers for people who may benefit from this method of HIV prevention. Read More