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30 years on and still more to do to educate gay men about HIV prevention

Thirty years after the discovery of virus, new research from NAT (National AIDS Trust) reveals that gay men are in the dark about new HIV prevention tools, with knowledge among 16-24 year olds particularly low.

Published
13 hours ago
From
NAT press release
‘Geographic lens’ may be key to HIV prevention

Geography may be the key to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States. Low-income communities with high minority populations — especially African-American and Hispanic populations — are hot spots and although this information has been previously published, it has not been used to target HIV treatment effectively.

Published
16 April 2014
From
Brown Daily Herald
Nurses help addicts inject heroin at controversial clinic battling HIV

British Columbia has successfully stemmed an epidemic of AIDS in one of the hardest to reach populations: intravenous drug addicts. Correspondent William Brangham examines the ways that medical professionals are taking on the spread of HIV, including a policy of 'HIV treatment as prevention' and a controversial facility where nurses help drug addicts inject illegal drugs.

Published
14 April 2014
From
PBS Newshour (video)
The treatment-as-prevention train has left the station

Bob Leahy at the International Treatment as Prevention Workshop in Vancouver highlights global progress in effectively implementing treatment as prevention to reduce new infections and improve the health of HIV+ people. But who's been left behind and why?

Published
11 April 2014
From
Positive Lite
International HIV as Prevention Workshop: Day 1 summary

This year’s International HIV Treatment as Prevention Workshop began with an opening roundtable session that gathered high-level delegates from across the globe. The goal of the panel: to bring together the key national decision-makers and pivotal international partners to explore the importance of new HIV treatment targets.

Published
02 April 2014
From
Treatment as Prevention Workshop
The 'new' negative? Sorry guys, you still have HIV

No transmissions! In two years! That’s pretty much a written invitation to ditch the rubbers and get out there, right? Lads, lads, lads. Let’s just rein in our penises and hold fire on the condom-burning for a cotton-picking second. No transmissions doesn’t mean there’s a zero risk of transmitting HIV, it just means there were no transmissions.

Published
31 March 2014
From
GMFA
The PARTNERS study, a licence to bareback?

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Does the PARTNERS study signal the death of condoms or should we curb our enthusiasm, and carry on pretending we use them?

Published
31 March 2014
From
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Treatment as prevention: The value of early treatment of HIV infection

The authors of a new paper in Health Affairs concluded that the strategy of early cART prevented 188,000 new HIV cases during 1996-2009, and the value of the survival gains was more than double the increase in drug manufacturers’ revenues from early cART initiation.

Published
19 March 2014
From
The Incidental Economist
Will HIV Ever Be Safe Enough for You?

The PARTNER results bolster “Treatment as Prevention”. Just don’t tell that to a sizable contingent of skeptical gay men, many of whom took to their keyboards to dismiss the PARTNER findings. Phrases like “false sense of security,” “positive guys lie,” “junk science,” and “if there’s even a small risk” appeared on Facebook postings and in web site comment sections.

Published
12 March 2014
From
My Fabulous Disease
David Duran: 'Undetectable' Is the New 'Negative'?

The more we open up and discuss what it means to be HIV-positive with an undetectable viral load, the more society, especially those within our own community, will begin to understand, learn and accept.

Published
11 March 2014
From
Huffington Post
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