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HIV Prevention

Getting To Zero: Project ABLE’s Advocacy Day

By | AIDS Action Committee, AIDS Advocacy, Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV Prevention, HIV/AIDS | No Comments
Project ABLE, a Massachusetts coalition of AIDS service providers, advocates and people with HIV/AIDS, is leading the charge to restore critical funding for HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C prevention and treatment in the Fiscal Year 2017 state budget. On April 14, you can lend your voice to this important call for action. Join Project ABLE for its Advocacy Day at the Massachusetts State House! Since the early 1990’s, Project ABLE has successfully increased state funding for HIV/AIDS by working effectively with several governors and their respective administrations, the Massachusetts legislature, and through mobilizing a grassroots network of HIV/AIDS service providers, advocates, 
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New Campaign Highlights Benefits Of Daily PrEP Use

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The AIDS Action Committee is pleased to announce the launch of a new advertising campaign that aims to educate the public on the benefits of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the fight against HIV. Also commonly known by the brand name Truvada, PrEP is a daily pill that, when taken daily, has proven to be 99% effective in preventing HIV infection. The Talk PrEP campaign hopes to raise public awareness of PrEP’s efficacy and encourage people to start conversations with their friends, family, and doctors about this life-saving drug. Anyone who is HIV-negative, does not have degenerative kidney or liver disease 
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Biomedical Prevention Focus Of 2015 Retrovirus Conference

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The 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections was recently held in Seattle. This conference, often called CROI for short, is one of the biggest annual scientific meetings on HIV/AIDS, opportunistic illnesses, and the health consequences of living with HIV. Biomedical prevention – in particular, PrEP – was a major focus of this year’s conference. Two European PrEP studies garnered a lot of attention due to their success in significantly reducing rates of HIV transmission. Check out the IPERGAY study to learn more about the efficacy of PrEP on-demand and the PROUD study to learn more about PrEP’s effectiveness among 
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