Clinical Education Forum Recording: Contraception Update

SHINE SA, November 2018

Clinicians:  SHINE SA is pleased to present the following Clinical Forum by Dr Amy Moten on the topic of Contraception.

This recording is available free of charge, and access is limited to three months only.

This forum covers emergency contraception and new formulations of the Pill.

3 Category 2 RACGP Points can be awarded on completion of the forum.

Recording length: 1 hour 18 minutes

New PrEP studies will be a challenge, statisticians warn

nam/aidsmap, Published: 26 January 2016

Two statisticians involved in the PROUD and iPrEx trials of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) warn that future trials to test new PrEP drugs and formulations may be extremely difficult to design.

David Dunn of the UK Medical Research Council and David Glidden of the University of California, San Francisco say that statisticians will need to choose and analyse their trial population very carefully if they wish to be able to demonstrate meaningful results.

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Ipergay PrEP study results published

NAM , 02 December 2015

The results from the Ipergay study of intermittent pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) were published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on 1 December, World AIDS Day. The journal-published results are little changed from those presented at the CROI conference last February by principal investigator Jean-Michel Molina, but the researchers make a number of additional comments and are notably cautious about not over-interpreting a study that only had 400 participants – very small for a prevention study – and an average of nine months’ follow-up.

It is the first, and so far only. randomised study to show that PrEP can be just as effective if it is given as an intermittent regimen that users only take when anticipating sex, rather than daily.

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