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How Do We Negotiate Condom Usage in the Age of PrEP?

When I have anal sex, I usually use condoms, even after being on PrEP for two years. But I've interviewed scores of people on PrEP, mostly cis gay men, and the majority either never use condoms or only use them at a partner's request.

29 September 2016
The Body
China Grapples With HIV Cases Among Gay Men, but Stigma Runs Deep

Surge in infections worries health authorities and prompts soul-searching in conservative society.

28 September 2016
Wall Street Journal
For The Last Time: Bisexual Men Aren't 'Spreading HIV' and Here's Proof

Bisexual men have long been saddled with a 'down low' mythology and an enduring stigma that makes women fear them as a source of HIV infection. Turns out, research shows this fear may be based on a lot of false assumptions.

21 September 2016
HIV Plus
Fact check: have HIV infections dropped in 'any meaningful way'?

In an interview, the head of the International Aids Vaccine Initiative, Mark Feinberg said “while there has been progress on getting more people on treatment, we haven’t made any progress in decreasing the number of new infections in any meaningful way.” Does his claim hold up?

19 September 2016
Africa Check
Are we 'Generation Bareback'?

Recent studies show an increase in unprotected sex amongst HIV-negative gay men. Why are some of us ditching condoms? And in a world of treatment, undetectability and PrEP, is this the start of generation bareback?

15 August 2016
Hope for 'end of Aids' is disappearing, experts warn

Those fighting epidemic say 2030 target is unrealistic as efforts to defeat it falter amid rising infection levels and drug resistance.

31 July 2016
The Guardian
AVAC Report 2016: Big Data Real People

This year’s AVAC Report takes on one of the most urgent issues facing biomedical HIV prevention today: gaps in the type and quality of data collected on prevention for HIV-negative people. Globally, the number of new HIV infections is not declining. In the places where gains have been made, continued progress is not guaranteed. Fixing core problems with how prevention data are collected and reported is key to slowing the rate of new cases of HIV.

15 July 2016
HIV is spreading in Chile — and lots of people don't know they have it

VICE News has partnered with the University of British Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism and student journalists from the International Reporting Program for Hidden in Plain Sight: Stories of HIV and migration in Chile.

13 July 2016
UNAIDS warns that after significant reductions, declines in new HIV infections among adults have stalled and are rising in some regions

Globally, new HIV infections among adults and children were reduced by 40% since the peak in 1997. However, new analysis from UNAIDS shows that new HIV infections among adults have stalled, failing to decline for at least five years. The report outlines what is needed to step up prevention efforts.

12 July 2016
Despite medical advances, HIV epidemic continues for gay men across the globe

Across countries and income levels, gay men continue to see disproportionately high rates of HIV infection, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health.

11 July 2016
Johns Hopkins University
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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