The Preptrack Blog

The Preptrack Blog


Taking Pride in PrEP

Jonathan Lawson

June 6, 2022

It’s June! Which means Pride month! For many of us Pride 2022 means getting back out and celebrating our individuality for the first time since 2019. As always, Pride lets us meet new people, have fun and celebrate equality, diversity and the LGBTQ+ community. We also take the chance to remember the origins of Pride and recognise it as a chance to raise awareness of key issues confronting LGBTQ+ people worldwide at the moment.

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Are there new types of HIV?

Jonathan Lawson

February 26, 2022

You might have seen that a group of scientists recently shared news of a highly virulent strain of HIV (here’s their work in full). But what does this mean for HIV prevention and people living with HIV? The short answer is: not very much. This strain still seems to respond to treatment, so it can still be controlled, and PrEP can still prevent it. Also this strain isn’t actually new, it’s been around for years, the new research just looks at how it has spread between people in the Netherlands.

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Support the Future of Preptrack

Jonathan Lawson

January 29, 2022

The Preptrack Foundation is a charity that was created in 2020 with the goal of developing apps to help improve HIV prevention and sexual health. In 2021 we launched the Preptrack app for iOS that supports people using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to protect themselves from HIV. If you’re using PrEP, you need to take pills at the right times before and after having sex to make sure you’re fully protected from HIV infection.

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What is PrEP?

Jonathan Lawson

January 6, 2022

PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, which prevents HIV infection before exposure. It’s a pill you can take if you’re HIV-negative that can help to stop you getting HIV, if you take it in the right way and at the right times both before and after you have sex. Across the UK, PrEP is now available for free to everyone through the NHS. PrEP provides protection from HIV, but it has no effect on other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and it won’t stop you getting pregnant.

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Is PrEP for me?

Jonathan Lawson

November 26, 2021

PrEP is a tablet you can take to help protect yourself from becoming HIV-positive. If you don’t already have HIV, then there’s a good chance that you can use PrEP. You can take PrEP in different ways but not all of them are suitable for everyone. What is PrEP? PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, meaning it’s a medication that you need to take both before and after having unprotected sex to prevent yourself from being infected by HIV.

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Preptrack app launches to support use of PrEP antiretroviral treatment for protection from HIV

Jonathan Lawson

June 20, 2021

Free app helps manage the correct use of event-based PrEP, which can reduce the risk of HIV infection by up to 99% PrEP is only effective if taken at specific times before and after sex, many people find this hard to manage Preptrack aids scheduling of treatment and provides reminders, to help PrEP users to stay protected 21 June 2021, Cambridge, UK - The Preptrack Foundation today announced the launch of the Preptrack app, supporting more people to have safer sex by helping them to manage event-based pre-exposure prohylaxis (PrEP).

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