“In the face of a seemingly hopeless scientific and humanitarian challenge, scientists and activists joined together to accelerate the development of breakthrough treatment and biomedical prevention tools,” reads the 23rd International Aids Conference website.
Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), taken as a once-daily pill, has been hailed the world over as one of the major HIV prevention interventions in the fight against AIDS. Yet, apart form sex workers, very few South Africans are using PrEP or even know it exists.
South Africa has the highest HIV infections rate among adolescent new adolescent girls and a new study by the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre is currently testing antiretrovirals to a group of adolescents in a bid to keep them HIV free
South Africa has just announced that thousands of HIV-negative sex workers will be eligible to receive antiretrovirals (ARV) to help prevent them from becoming infected with HIV. Here are five things you should know about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis.