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Foursquare, MTV to reward STD checkups with badge

Foursquare, the social network that allows members to broadcast their location and activities, has joined forces with MTV in an effort to remove the stigma attached with getting screened for sexually transmitted diseases.

Published
31 August 2010
From
Yahoo News / AP
Sexually transmitted infections: education is the answer, not outrage

The soaring rate of sexually transmitted infections was last week laid at the door of young people. But there are a few other things underlying the rise in diagnoses.

Published
31 August 2010
From
The Observer
SOUTHERN AFRICA: More sterilizations of HIV-positive women uncovered

Veronica* did not realize she had been sterilized while giving birth to her daughter until four years later when, after failing to conceive, she and her boyfriend consulted a doctor.

Published
30 August 2010
From
IRIN Plus News
Showing Sero-Different Couples Some Respect

There hasn't been much exploration into how these couples make their unique relationships work. The body of knowledge is slowly growing, though; and in this session at AIDS 2010, partners in sero-different couples gathered with researchers in the field from all over the world, to share what they've all learned.

Published
26 August 2010
From
The Body
Why rising sex infection figures may be good news

What the articles fail to stress is that the rise in diagnoses can be almost entirely explained by a massive increase in young people coming forward to be tested for chlamydia. And the proportion testing positive is actually going down.

Published
26 August 2010
From
BBC
Antigenics Presents Positive, Top Line Data From Phase I Herpes Vaccine Trial

Antigenics announced positive results with AG-707, an investigational therapeutic vaccine being developed to treat herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), the virus that causes genital herpes, in infected patients. Developed by Antigenics, the vaccine triggers a cellular immune response, stimulating both CD4+ and CD8+ T cells.

Published
29 July 2010
From
Medical News Today
Cash rewards with counseling could help prevent STIs

Giving out cash can be an effective tool in combating sexually transmitted infections in rural Africa, according to a new study.

Published
18 July 2010
From
Science Daily
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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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