Anyone who was following the HIV epidemic in 2001 found the news shocking: a massive study of young gay men in the United States found that a whopping 32 percent of those who were black had HIV. Why, after some 15 years of widespread campaigns in gay communities urging condom use, was the HIV rate among black men so staggeringly high—and still rising? Today, many researchers have shifted their attention to PrEP, a breakthrough that, they hope, will simplify things considerably. But the effort to turn PrEP’s promise into a reality is providing insight that is valuable beyond HIV. The long, failing attempt to crack the riddle of black gay men’s higher HIV rate is a cautionary tale for any public-health system operating in a world with endemic inequity.
01 March 2016 | The Nation
Studies highlighting HIV treatment gaps among men and how to address them.
01 March 2016 | Science Speaks
The international community has done a great deal to keep women and their children alive through the AIDS epidemic. It should not continue to overlook their husbands and fathers. Dedicated male-friendly HIV services are needed.
23 February 2016 | The Conversation
Blacks with HIV are less likely than whites and Hispanics to receive consistent medical care, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
05 February 2016 | Atlanta Journal Constitution
"We're here to encourage and support a new era of care in the HIV/AIDS world that is focused on the whole individual – holistic health and wellness, not just sickness and disease," said Neil Giuliano. "The model of care taking place at Strut will be replicated around the country and most likely around the world, just like the San Francisco model of care has been for 30 years."
07 January 2016 | Bay Area Reporter
“It’s been a lot of effort for something that shouldn’t be,” says John from Stockport. He’s educated himself about PrEP, chosen to import and pay for PrEP medicines himself, worked out which tests for side-effects he needs and battled with the NHS to get support. “None of this is really simple,” he says.
07 January 2016 | Prepster
Following years of apparent stagnation in the U.S. fight against HIV, recent reports suggest that things are looking up. What’s the full story?
06 January 2016 | Poz
Several groups throughout the world have launched meHealth pilots, projects and programs to improve HIV outcomes, but nowhere more so than in Africa, which has over 70 percent of the diagnosed HIV cases in the world. These include electronic patient databases, HIV testing reminders, medical data collection, partner status notifications, linkages to care, SMS-based laboratory results, treatment adherence alerts, appointment reminders, health education, PMTCT messaging, and health worker decision support.
06 January 2016 | Devex
Providing training and education to doctors on sexually transmitted infection can significantly reduce infection risk among patients, new research conducted in two Chinese provinces suggests.
05 January 2016 | Futurity: Research News
A major focus of the new ART guidelines is on improving the quality of service delivery for people as they move along the ‘continuum of care’. In a break from the past, a ‘one-size-fits all approach’ is no longer appropriate for treating people living with HIV. Instead, WHO now recommends ‘differentiated care’, which groups people living with HIV into four broad categories based upon their treatment, care and support needs.
02 December 2015 | WHO & UNAIDS