Simon Collins blog

PrEP: a community perspective (November 2014)

Talk about PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) from the HIV Conference in Glasgow. The talk looks at the history of PrEP and a few myths. Although optimal use will be in situations where HIV risk is high, PrEP – just like TasP (Treatment …

PrEP talk from Glasgow online as a webcast

A couple of weeks ago I gave a talk about PrEP from a community perspective to the HIV conference in Glasgow. The talk lasts for 20 minutes with questions afterwards and is now available as a webcast on the conference website. …

Pictures from the march in Washington

A few pictures from marches and demonstrations held in Washington yesterday to focus on global health and access to HIV treatment. At the end of the rally, as an extension of the peaceful protest, a smaller group of activists used …

NHS PrEP access: ACT-UP demo and community statements

PrEP works. NHS access needed now. The activist group, ACT-UP London organised a community demonstration this morning to support the advisory group working on access to PrEP. Great to see support from ACT-UP, ReShape, Positively UK, i-Base,  THT and others. With 6000 people diagnosed with HIV in 2013 …