News & Views

PrEPnu goes bears hunt

Last updated 03/01/2017

On Sat­ur­day Sep­tem­ber 24 our team will be avail­able for a PrEP talk at the month­ly bear spe­cial at Ams­ter­dam Gay Sauna Nieuwez­i­jds. See you there between 3 and 7 pm!

On the PrEP Boat: Jennifer Hopelezz’s Pride

Last updated 03/01/2017

I couldn’t miss the oppor­tu­ni­ty at Canal Parade when Poz & Proud invit­ed me onto their boat, with the theme PrEP. Being a mem­ber of the PrEP action group, I’m a vocal sup­port­er of this new weapon against HIV. PrEP, a pill tak­en dai­ly or inter­mit­tent­ly, is almost 100% effec­tive […]

PrEPnu at EuroPride Amsterdam 2016

Last updated 03/01/2017

PrEP­nu activists will be call­ing for your atten­tion at sev­er­al Euro­Pride Ams­ter­dam 2016 events and par­ties. They’ll encour­age you to edu­cate your­self regard­ing PrEP and sup­port our com­mu­ni­ty effort for imme­di­ate access to PrEP in The Nether­lands. There are sev­er­al ways to sup­port us, one of which is to sign […]

PrEP approval in Europe, no more excuses!

Last updated 03/01/2017

Today, the Euro­pean Med­i­cines Agency (EMA) rec­om­mend­ed Tru­va­da for pre­ven­tive use in Europe. Now the Min­is­ter for Health needs to act accord­ing­ly and make PrEP avail­able in The Nether­lands.   Euro­pean reg­is­tra­tion The EMA is an agency of the Euro­pean Union (EU). The Agency is respon­si­ble for the sci­en­tif­ic eval­u­a­tion, […]

Pills as HIV prevention

Last updated 03/01/2017

HIV med­ica­tion is not just life sav­ing for HIV pos­i­tive peo­ple, but if you take it cor­rect­ly you can’t trans­mit the virus to sex part­ners, even if you don’t use con­doms. This pos­i­tive con­clu­sion is drawn from the large Euro­pean PARTNER study among almost 900 straight and gay serodis­cor­dant cou­ples […]

PrEPnu needs you for #Pride2016

Last updated 03/01/2017

Dur­ing Pride Month we need vol­un­teers to help us car­ry out our mes­sage: PrEP NOW for every­body! Help us mobilise our com­mu­ni­ty for imme­di­ate access to PrEP in the Nether­lands. Are you our moti­vat­ed and con­vinc­ing vol­un­teer? Would you like to inform peo­ple about PrEP? We need you to vis­it […]

Take part in European PrEP survey

Last updated 03/01/2017

From June 15 — July 15 a large Euro­pean study will assess HIV-neg­a­­tive people’s aware­ness of PrEP, and their will­ing­ness and inten­tion to use it. The sur­vey “Flash! PrEP in Europe” also aims to eval­u­ate the use of PrEP out­side clin­i­cal tri­als in 12 Euro­pean coun­tries, includ­ing the Nether­lands. Find­ings will influ­ence […]

Health minister’s disappointing answers on PrEP

Last updated 03/01/2017

Pub­lic Health Min­is­ter Ms. Schip­pers answered ques­tions from MP Pia Dijk­stra (D66) about PrEP in a most unsat­is­fac­to­ry man­ner. Par­tic­u­lar­ly the state­ment that she wouldn’t make an assess­ment of the safe­ty and effec­tive­ness of Tru­va­da “since this med­i­cine has yet to be approved by the Euro­pean Med­i­cine Author­i­ty” does not […]

Follow Dirk’s PrEP-VLoG

Last updated 03/01/2017

Dirk van Baren is one of the 370 par­tic­i­pants in the AMPrEP-study of the Pub­lic Health Ser­vice of Ams­ter­dam (GGD). In his vlog Dirk doc­u­ments his per­son­al expe­ri­ences with PrEP. (Please choose Set­tings for Eng­lish sub­ti­tle.) (via YouTube)