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New evidence shows far-reaching impact of expanded US “global gag rule”

Researchers shared alarming evidence at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) today of negative impacts of the US Government’s “Mexico City Policy”, also known as the “global gag rule”.

Published
27 July 2018
From
International AIDS Society
AIDS 2018: The Story is Messy

It's already clear that the story from Amsterdam is that ending epidemic levels of new HIV diagnoses depends on building services and societies that recognize individuals as wonderful, wild, weird, whole people, with more specificity, respect and rigor than ever before. It also depends on activism, nasty women and their male allies, everyone demanding change, refusing to play nice.

Published
26 July 2018
From
AVAC
Teenage boys to be vaccinated against cancer-causing HPV

Boys aged 12 and 13 in England are to be vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papilloma virus (HPV), the government has said.

Published
24 July 2018
From
The Guardian
Dangerous liaisons: why syphilis and gonorrhoea have returned to haunt Britain

Clinic appointments fill up in minutes and babies are once again being born with syphilis – what is behind Britain’s sexual health crisis?

Published
23 July 2018
From
The Guardian
HPV jab should be given to boys, committee says

Adolescent boys as well as girls should get the vaccine, an advisory committee says.

Published
18 July 2018
From
BBC Health
JCVI announcement on HPV vaccination for boys: HPV Action's press release

HPV Action welcomes today’s JCVI statement on HPV vaccination for boys and calls on the Department of Health and Social Care to accept the JCVI’s advice and without further delay announce that boys will be included in the national HPV vaccination programme.

Published
18 July 2018
From
HPV Action
Physicians Should Look Out for Neurosyphilis in Gay Men With HIV

This is according to a new paper detailing a case study of a man whose long-term syphilis infection affected his brain.

Published
13 July 2018
From
Poz
Emerging sex disease Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) 'could become next superbug'

A little known sexually transmitted infection could become the next superbug unless people become more vigilant, experts are warning. Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) often has no symptoms but can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can leave some women infertile.

Published
11 July 2018
From
BBC
This new dating research proves so many people still believe outdated HIV myths

A shocking number of people wouldn't swipe right on an HIV positive person who was on effective treatment.

Published
09 July 2018
From
Cosmopolitan
Fears new wonder drug could lead to STI epidemic

As healthcare spending rises to record highs of more than 10 per cent of our gross domestic product, we must be cautious of policy decisions that might jeopardise our wellbeing and add to a ballooning national healthcare bill. Our political leaders must act now to manage the threat of STIs and protect the health of the wider community.

Published
04 July 2018
From
The Sydney Morning Herald

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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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