Tag Archives: PrEP

Removable PrEP implant produces high drug levels in rabbits; further studies planned

A small removable plastic implant resembling a tiny piece of dry spaghetti is capable of delivering sustained levels of the drug tenofovir, researchers told last month’s HIV Research for Prevention conference (HIVR4P 2018) in Madrid. The drug delivery capability of the implants was tested on rabbits and will now advance into tests on dogs and… Read More »

How safe is PrEP? Meta-analysis finds no increased risk of serious side-effects

A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials of tenofovir or tenofovir/emtricitabine as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has found no increase in the risk of serious adverse health events over placebo. In particular, there was no increase in bone fractures or significant kidney dysfunction, although there was more mild kidney dysfunction (grades 1 and 2) in PrEP users.… Read More »