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  • Forgotten Negatives: The Limits of Treatment as Prevention

    The CDC’s High-Impact Prevention strategy takes aim at the stubborn HIV incidence rate in the United States. The only problem: it doesn’t include an ambitious plan for those at risk for the virus.

    02 April 2014 | Treatment Action Group
  • Grindr now STD outreach tool

    San Mateo County health workers have been creating fake profiles on the online hookup application Grindr to encourage more men who have sex with men to get tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

    21 March 2014 | Bay Area Reporter
  • In the age of Grindr, HIV support needs to get online

    Websites and apps such as Grindr and Scruff are booming as a new way for men to meet other men. But the people who seek to inform men about HIV and AIDS are finding they need to think on their feet to keep up with their migration online.

    05 March 2014 | The Conversation
  • Report Highlights Recommendations to Improve Gay and Bisexual Men’s Sexual Health

    As HIV research and prevention tools advance, there remains a critical information gap between health care providers and gay and bisexual men who could benefit most from those new tools. A new report released today by San Francisco AIDS Foundation identifies key steps to eliminate the gap and foster better relationships and communications between providers and clients.

    26 February 2014 | San Francisco AIDS Foundation
  • 10 myths about the AIDS response

    Peter Piot has called on the AIDS movement to take a cold, hard look at the lessons learned, and counter what he sees as the dangerous myths that could lead to a collective state of denial.

    17 February 2014 | International HIV/AIDS Alliance
  • Zambia and Swaziland develop advocacy roadmap to promote behavior change as central to Global Fund proposals

    Two southern Africa countries with high generalized HIV prevlance have developed an advocacy roadmap to ensure that behavior change communication campaigns are central to their countries’ proposals for Global Fund grants.

    06 February 2014 | Global Fund Observer
  • Graphene condoms: super thin and tough, but is that enough to make people have safer sex?

    Given that social reasons influence sexual behaviour, new technology such as the graphene condom won’t necessarily improve attitudes toward using condoms. But emphasising pleasure could be a new narrative that encourages some to weigh up the pros and cons a bit differently.

    29 January 2014 | The Conversation
  • Pre-test HIV risk reduction counselling is not worth the money

    A large US randomized control trial of the impact on STI risk of HIV risk reduction counselling in conjunction with the HIV test challenges the view that pre-test counselling constitutes an efficient use of limited resources – at least in the US setting.

    02 January 2014 | BMJ
  • Porn filters block sex education websites

    Pornography filters used by major internet service providers are blocking websites offering sex education and advice on sexual health and porn addiction, the BBC has learned.

    20 December 2013 | BBC News
  • Love is the drug putting couples at risk of Aids in Africa

    A fear of disrupting the trust between couples in long-term relationships in Africa is preventing many from seeking the protection they need from HIV

    26 November 2013 | The Independent
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