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Why over 45s are at risk of sexually transmitted infections – new findings

Our research with heterosexual men and women in Glasgow aged between 45 and 65 explored not only what middle-aged adults know about HIV and other STIs but also the social circumstances surrounding that knowledge.

Published
05 December 2016
From
The Conversation
Inside The Dark, Dangerous World of Chemsex

Gay and bisexual men described wide-scale and systematic sexual violence, the deliberate drugging of vulnerable teenagers, the coaxing of impoverished men into a cloaked world of prostitution, frequent mental breakdowns from meth-induced psychoses, overdose victims routinely left to slip into comas, and a pile-up of sudden deaths. Almost no one is coming forward to report incidents to police. And most are not seeking help from services that treat substance abuse or tackle sexual exploitation.

Published
04 December 2016
From
Buzzfeed
Opiates Are Threatening To Undo 3 Decades Of HIV Progress

The United States’ ongoing opioid epidemic may be undoing the hard-fought public health gains of HIV/AIDS reduction, according to a U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention report published Tuesday.

Published
30 November 2016
From
Huffington Post
French study reveals stable HIV, high STD risk among gay men

In preparation for World AIDS Day on December 1, the France Public Health agency issued its annual report on HIV and sexually transmitted disease (STD) Tuesday, which found that HIV rates remain stubbornly high among gay men while STDs are surging.

Published
30 November 2016
From
FRANCE 24
One in seven people with HIV in EU unaware they have virus

Around 810,000 people are believed to be living with HIV in the EU's 28 member countries plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, the report by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) shows. But the ECDC estimates 122,000 are unaware they have the virus.

Published
30 November 2016
From
Reuters
Statement on Stephen Port murder convictions

Today has seen another high profile case involving gay men and dating apps. All three cases involved drug use, two in sexual contexts, a trend now known as chemsex.

Published
25 November 2016
From
London Friend
UNAIDS: Young African women are especially vulnerable to HIV/AIDS

The annual World AIDS Day report of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) offers a far more nuanced take on the epidemic than it has in previous years. For the first time, the report examines the disease in four age brackets that it calls “the life-cycle approach to HIV.” UNAIDS suggests this breakdown—0 to 14, 15 to 24, 25 to 49, and 50-plus—should lead to a clearer view of the epidemic’s “complex dynamics” and a more targeted response.

Published
23 November 2016
From
Science
UNAIDS announces 18.2 million people on antiretroviral therapy, but warns that 15–24 years of age is a highly dangerous time for young women

New UNAIDS report shows that people are particularly vulnerable to HIV at certain points in their lives and calls for a life-cycle approach to find solutions for everyone at every stage of life.

Published
21 November 2016
From
UNAIDS
New Map Reveals HIV Risk Greatest in Southern Cities for Gay, Bisexual Men

A map documenting HIV rates for gay and bisexual men has revealed they are most at risk for becoming infected in multiple southern cities, according to a report being presented today by Emory University researchers.

Published
21 November 2016
From
ABC News
Tina and slamming, a report on crystal meth in a sexual context

This report addresses the use of methamphetamine (crystal meth or tina) and slamming (intravenous use). These two phenomenona were never previously encountered or described in the Netherlands. Our study is based upon a desk review of statistical Dutch data, a literature review and 27 in-depth interviews with MSM that use crystal meth.

Published
16 November 2016
From
Mainline
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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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