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Meet Marlo: the go-to source of information about HIV

In an attempt to improve the quality of information provided to young people, the UNAIDS Country Office in Indonesia has developed Tanya Marlo, or Ask Marlo, a chatbot powered by artificial intelligence and designed to be the go-to source for all things HIV-related.

Published
04 April 2019
From
UNAIDS
The HSJ Awards: A digital programme tailored for a high risk group for HIV

Dean Street PRIME, a sexual health clinic that is part of Chelsea and Westminster Foundation Trust, commissioned an online series that explores the complexities of modern gay sex lives, and won the 2018 HSJ Awards for Patient Digital Participation

Published
26 March 2019
From
Health Service Journal
Innovative HIV prevention projects reached 170,000 people in 2018

Projects working towards preventing HIV across England, which were funded by the Public Health England (PHE) HIV Innovation Fund, reached around 170,000 people at-risk of, or living with HIV - as well as the general public in 2017 to 2018.

Published
28 February 2019
From
Public Health England
England: HIV Prevention Innovation Fund 2018-2019

Public Health England has announced the 14 local projects that have been awarded a share of the £600,000 fund available in 2018/19. The selected projects offer new and innovative ways to address key issues in HIV prevention and to support groups and communities most in need.

Published
31 January 2019
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Public Health England
A Raw, Romantic Campaign Paints a New Narrative of HIV In Vietnam

The message is simple but quite radical: It’s possible for people living with HIV to have a healthy and fulfilling sex life.

Published
29 January 2019
From
Vice
Uganda: Financial incentives do not boost HIV viral suppression rate

Financial incentives had no effect on viral suppression among HIV-positive adults in Uganda, according to a recent study. Researchers said these findings suggest a need for better interventions to promote the achievement of viral suppression.

Published
25 January 2019
From
Healio
AIDS: homophobic and moralistic images of 1980s still haunt our view of HIV – that must change

If you remember the 1980s, you will likely summon up the image of the Grim Reaper or a black tombstone when asked to think about AIDS. Those images, embedded in our collective memory by two iconic Australian and British public health campaigns of that decade, reveal how AIDS has been both a medical and a cultural epidemic since it was first clinically observed in the US in 1981. In the words of American scholar Paula Treichler, AIDS has always partly been an “epidemic of meanings”.

Published
30 November 2018
From
The Conversation
PrEP Messaging: Using radio to reach communities with oral PrEP messages

Joel Odondi must be doing something right. The former chaplain for a girls’ school has become a trusted expert on HIV prevention to radio listeners across Kenya – delivering messages that correct misinformation, counter myths, explain scientific concepts, and frame public health debates on PrEP and a host of other issues related to HIV. Keeping an ear out especially for what young women need to hear, Odondi uses a powerful combination of responsiveness, accuracy and credibility to get the job done.

Published
13 November 2018
From
Prepwatch
How social media is helping gay Chinese men fight HIV

International study highlights role crowdsourced campaigns can play in helping men overcome their reluctance to get proper testing

Published
04 September 2018
From
South China Morning Post
Huge geographical inequity in access to PrEP health promotion activity, new mapping exercise shows

Large parts of England are not being reached with PrEP health promotion activity according to a new mapping exercise undertaken by Public Health England, in partnership with PrEPster.

Published
22 August 2018
From
Prepster
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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