More to be done for self-care in sexual and reproductive health in India

India has some distance to go before self-care interventions for sexual and reproductive health becomes freely available to women in need. Unlike home-based pregnancy testing, hurdles remain in accessing abortion pills, pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention and HIV self-test. Self-care, which mostly takes place outside the formal health system, is nothing new. What has indeed … Continue reading More to be done for self-care in sexual and reproductive health in India

Pre-exposure prophylaxis prevents HIV infection in gay men

Published in The Hindu on September 13, 2015 Daily HIV medication (tenofovir-emtricitabine) to HIV negative gay men who run a high risk of getting infected is highly effective in preventing new infections, a clinical trial found. There was no evidence of increase in other sexually transmitted infections, as well. The daily medication did not cause … Continue reading Pre-exposure prophylaxis prevents HIV infection in gay men