UK study finds PrEP reduces HIV infection risk by 86%

  • metta

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    Feb 24, 2015 10:20 PM GMT
    UK study finds PrEP reduces HIV infection risk by 86%


    - See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/uk-study-finds-prep-reduces-hiv-infection-risk-86240215
  • ohioguy12

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    Feb 25, 2015 8:58 PM GMT
    Condoms are like 98% effective. I'll stick with them
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    Feb 26, 2015 3:16 AM GMT
    ohioguy12 saidCondoms are like 98% effective. I'll stick with them


    Good for you. Unfortunately, only 60 to 70 percent of men who have sex with men use condoms correctly and consistently enough to make them effective. So that's why PrEP is such a breakthrough. condoms DON'T work for everyone. They've been pushed for 30 years and yet HIV is still with us. Promoting PReP doesn't take away from condoms. It's just one more tool to help prevent the spread of HIV.
  • bfirbs

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    Feb 26, 2015 11:40 AM GMT
    Even though they push condom use, condoms have never been approved for anal sex. so the 98% effective rate is for heterosexual vaginal sex. Not saying you should just stop using protection. But you can't just use a rubber and fuck anyone and everyone and not expect to remain clean. Condoms break often. And breaking doesn't mean the thing tears to little pieces. A break can be a tiny hole that you don't see. Doesn't need to be a big rip to for you to get an infection from someone.
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    Feb 26, 2015 8:04 PM GMT
    Do condoms provide protection against HIV?
    Yes. Long-term studies involving couples where one partner is HIV-positive and the other is not (called
    serodiscordant couples) allow researchers to estimate the incidence of transmission among condom
    users and nonusers. Studies of these couples have found that consistent condom use reduces the risk
    of HIV transmission by between 80 and 94%.
    3,
    [url]http://www.factsaboutcondoms.com/pdf/Condom%20Effectiveness%20FAQ%202.4.13.pdf[/url]



    51% of New HIV Infections from Condom Failure During Anal Sex, Study Finds


    These findings also hold implications for the important role that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) may play in further reducing infections that may occur when condoms fail. PrEP is a prevention strategy where HIV-negative individuals take antiretroviral medications to reduce risk of HIV infection.


    http://betablog.org/51-new-hiv-infections-condom-failure-anal-sex-study-finds/

    If you put all your eggs in one basket (condoms) and throw out the rest (PrEP, Undetectable partners) you're a fool.