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Prep: The battle to access ‘game-changing’ HIV drug

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prep reduces the risk of HIV-negative people acquiring the infection A “game-changing” drug in the fight against HIV reduces the risk of acquiring the condition. But those at high risk of contracting the virus have struggled to get hold of the medication, despite the NHS trialling it across England. Ron, who is from London and in his 20s, asked about pre-exposure prophylaxis – known more commonly as Prep – at a sexual health clinic in autumn 2017, but was turned away partly because there…

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Redskins prep for pass-happy Falcons

The Washington Redskins look for their fourth straight win Sunday when they host the Atlanta Falcons. FILE PHOTO: Oct 28, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) stiff arms Green Bay Packers free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (21)on a fourth quarter run at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports The Redskins sit atop the NFC East and are 5-2 for the first time since 2008 when Jim Zorn’s team started fast but finished 8-8 and out of the playoffs. Atlanta…

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Swimming: Pan Pacs perfect prep for 2020, say Olympic hopefuls

TOKYO (Reuters) – Two years before the Tokyo 2020 Games, many of the world’s top swimmers will have the chance to get accustomed to the Olympic host city as it stages the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, starting on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Swimming – Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games – Men’s 400m Freestyle Medal Ceremony – Optus Aquatic Centre – Gold Coast, Australia – April 5, 2018. Gold medalist Mack Horton of Australia listen to the national anthem. REUTERS/David Gray The quadrennial event, returning to Japan for the first time since…

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China launch will prep for Moon landing

Image copyright AFP Image caption The satellite launched on a Long March-4C rocket from the Xichang launch centre China has launched a relay satellite to prepare for a lunar rover mission planned for later in the year. The Queqiao spacecraft will establish a communications link between Earth and the landing mission, which looks set to launch in the next six months. The satellite was launched at 22:28 BST on Sunday (05:28 local time) from Xichang launch centre in the country’s south-west. It will settle in an orbit about 455,000 km…

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China launch will prep for Moon landing

Image copyright AFP Image caption The satellite launched on a Long March-4C rocket from the Xichang launch centre China has launched a relay satellite to prepare for a lunar rover mission planned for later in the year. The Queqiao spacecraft will establish a communications link between Earth and the landing mission, which looks set to launch in the next six months. The satellite was launched at 22:28 BST on Sunday (05:28 local time) from Xichang launch centre in the country’s south-west. It will settle in an orbit about 455,000 km…

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