Tag Archives: PrEP

How did Kenya build Africa’s largest PrEP programme?

Around 25000 people are taking PrEP in Kenya, making it Africa’s largest PrEP programme, ahead of South Africa (9000 people), Uganda (4000) and Zimbabwe (4000). The rollout was recently described by officials from Kenya’s Ministry of Health in the journal Sexual Health and also at October’s HIV Research for Prevention conference. Overall 5.6% of Kenya’s… Read More »

PrEP promotion should be positive

The editors of the Lancet HIV contrast Dr K Rivet Amico and Professor Linda-Gail Bekker’s recommendations with the current state of PrEP policy in England. PrEP is only available through the Impact trial, which has been oversubscribed by gay and bisexual men, with capacity reached in many clinics and potential participants turned away. A proposal to… Read More »

HIV infections among black gay men taking PrEP, probably due to poor adherence

Awareness and use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States increased significantly between 2014 and 2017, according to research published in the 1 November edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The study also showed that PrEP was… Read More »