The HIV prevention revolution: an overview of new developments in HIV prevention in the past three years

Rebekah Webb
European AIDS Treatment Group

This article is based on the new EATG Position Paper on HIV Prevention, published in October 2015 [1].
In the past 3 years there have been major breakthroughs in the science of HIV prevention, especially in our understanding of how antiretroviral therapy (ART) impacts on the transmissibility of HIV and the role that antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) can play in preventing HIV outside the context of treatment.
Without effective prevention programmes, mathematical models indicate that the number of people living with HIV, globally and in Europe, is likely to continue to rise [2]. We therefore need to improve and expand access to the HIV prevention tools and strategies for key affected populations at increased risk of HIV acquisition. Read more. . .