The Fenway Institute is studying the feasibility of shorter-term PrEP use for men on vacation.

Ready for Vacation? New Study Puts the “PrEP” in “Travel Preparation”

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It’s officially vacation season, and many people are off to seaside getaways and exciting new destinations. A vacation from work, however, shouldn’t mean a vacation from making smart decisions about your sexual health. According to a 2013 study of men who have sex with men (MSM), 25.6 % reported condomless anal sex with new male sex partners while vacationing, and 1 in 5 reported going on vacation with a main goal of finding new sexual partners. From Provincetown to Fire Island, from gay cruises to circuit parties, LGBT safe spaces have always been spaces for freedom and sexual expression. Taking 
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The AMP antibody study is an exciting look at the generation of HIV research.

AMP Stakeholder Dinner To Celebrate Next Frontier of HIV Research

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You’ve heard about PrEP, the daily pill that is proven to drastically reduce one’s chances of contracting HIV. The Fenway Institute is excited to be part of the AMP (Antibody Mediated Prevention) Study, a groundbreaking study that has the potential to radically change the way we fight HIV. On May 4 at 6 PM, LGBTQ community leaders, researchers, and HIV advocates will gather at Boston’s Club Café for A New Frontier: Looking Beyond PrEP Toward Antibody Mediated Prevention. We invite you to join us at this stakeholder dinner as we discuss the next historic step towards ending this epidemic in 
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Fenway Health is hosting an upcoming educational conference for medical providers about the usage of on PrEP for HIV prevention.

Preventing HIV with One Pill a Day: Using PrEP in Clinical Practice

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The Fenway Institute and the National LGBT Health Education Center are excited to announce an upcoming educational conference for medical providers about the usage of on PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) for HIV prevention. PrEP, also known by the brand name Truvada, is a once-daily HIV prevention pill with the potential to make a significant contribution to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. You are invited to attend a continuing education conference focused on teaching providers how to incorporate PrEP into their clinical practice. The conference is for any providers – including primary care or other relevant providers – who are interested in becoming 
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The Vacation Study will explore the feasibility of short-term PrEP use for preventing HIV infection.

Vacation Study Examines Efficacy of Short-Term PrEP Use

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As the weather grows colder, many people are starting to plan their 2016 vacations. Among the TSA screenings and hotel ratings, there is one rarely discussed aspect of travel planning and safety: sexual health. Research has shown that many men who have sex with men (MSM) have periods of elevated HIV risk that often coincide with times away from home or vacations. The often casual and spontaneous nature of sexual encounters while traveling can result in unprotected sex and, in doing so, raise one’s risk of HIV infection. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a daily pill to prevent HIV infection, is a 
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A new policy brief examines how hormones may affect PrEP's efficacy for transgender women.

Issue Brief Addresses Transgender Women, PrEP Research, and Hormone Concerns

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A policy brief released today by the National Center for Innovation in HIV Care—a program of The Fenway Institute, AIDS United, and ARCW—examines questions that have been raised about the interaction between feminizing hormones used by transgender women, and the medication currently approved for use as pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention (PrEP). It calls on the scientific community to conduct more research on PrEP with transgender women, and urges transgender women who are HIV-negative to discuss PrEP with their doctors as a potential option for helping them stay HIV-negative. Transgender women are 49 times more likely to have HIV than 
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