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Young black gay and bisexual men in US 16 times more likely to acquire HIV

This is despite reporting the lowest number of sexual partners, new study says

Published
07 December 2018
From
Gay Star News
The unexpected effects of the HIV prevention pill

PrEP is great at blocking HIV, but as its use grows, so do fears that people will be more sexually reckless and spread other STIs. But researchers are coming to think that the opposite could be true.

Published
29 November 2018
From
Mosaic
Do some people really want to get HIV? I spoke to ‘bug chasers’ around the world to find out

Fantasising about something is very different to pursuing it offline, in the “real world”.

Published
22 October 2018
From
The Conversation
SF combats rise in HIV infections among homeless

San Francisco health officials working to end HIV infections and deaths in The City are zeroing in on the homeless population, where there’s been an uptick in new cases.

Published
11 September 2018
From
San Francisco Examiner
Sex and the sugar daddy

In Kenya, more and more young women are using sugar daddies to fund a lifestyle worth posting on social media. Transactional sex was once driven by poverty, says film-maker Nyasha Kadandara. But now, increasingly, it's driven by vanity.

Published
29 August 2018
From
BBC
Iran Struggles To Deal With Its AIDS Problem

Despite the government’s pledge to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, the number of individuals suffering from AIDS/HIV in Iran has been steadily rising.

Published
28 August 2018
From
The Iranian
The final frontier in the fight against Aids? There is still one region where HIV infection rates are on the rise

Huge global progress has been made in tackling an epidemic which has claimed over 35 million lives since the 1980s. But there’s one region in the world where infection rates from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – the pathogen that causes Aids – have been quietly rising in recent years. The HIV crisis in eastern Europe and central Asia – which gathered pace in the two decades following the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991 – has now reached epidemic proportions.

Published
16 August 2018
From
Daily Telegraph
How age and ethnicity impact HIV testing

Researchers in California argue that interventions are urgently needed to reach older adults and Hispanics to address HIV testing and beliefs. Older adults, in particular women, did not see themselves at risk of HIV.

Published
06 August 2018
From
Science Daily
Motsoaledi blames lack of sex ed in schools after latest HIV results

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaeledi has again raised his concerns about the lack of sexual and reproductive education at schools, after the results of a national HIV survey showed that young people are still at risk.

Published
18 July 2018
From
Health24
The End of Safe Gay Sex?

June is Pride Month, a ripe time to reflect on one of the most startling facts about our sexual culture today: Condom use is all but disappearing among large numbers of gay men.

Published
27 June 2018
From
New York Times
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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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