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Mr Gay NZ defends his view that having unprotected sex with HIV can be safe

The new Mr Gay New Zealand, who is HIV positive, is defending having unprotected sex, saying he always informs sexual partners of his health status. He said he only had unprotected sex with HIV positive men or HIV negative men who he knew were on Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which was a pill that reduced the risk of them getting HIV.

Published
21 February 2017
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New Zealand Herald
Commentary on U=U campaign - Follow Up on previous article 'On Fear, Infectiousness and Undetectability'

Last week, GNP+ published a statement offering an alternative perspective on the messaging of campaigns on the uninfectiousness of people living with HIV who achieve viral suppression, including the U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable) campaign. Following reactions from supporters of the campaign, GNP+ releases the following statement clarifying our position on this important issue.

Published
15 February 2017
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GNPPlus
Born Free: dispelling misconceptions about conception and HIV

Lolisa Gibson-Hunte never thought she wanted kids. But now Lolisa, who is HIV positive, and her husband, Daryl Hunte, who is HIV negative, have two children—and both kids are free of HIV.

Published
14 February 2017
From
Poz
Undetectable – a short film about guilt and HIV

We speak with filmmaker Armand Petri about the inspiration for his bold short film.

Published
13 February 2017
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Gay Star News
New ACON campaign shows there's now more to safe sex than just condoms

Whilst condoms are mainstay of preventing HIV infections, ACON is sending a message that with options such as PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) becoming more commonplace and UVL (undetectable viral load) a common catchphrase, there are other approaches to preventing transmission that don’t always involve a condom.

Published
13 February 2017
From
Gay News Network
Why some people with HIV can now ditch condoms

If you take your meds regularly, and you are monogamous, two studies show a negligible chance of passing on HIV. How will this change lives?

Published
09 February 2017
From
New Scientist (requires free registration)
Beliefs about better treatment for HIV leads gay men to engage in riskier sex

A survey in the US notes a consistent increase in the occurrence of condomless anal sex among men, as well as a rise in how many sex partners they have. Although antiretroviral therapies (ART) have revolutionized the treatment and prevention of HIV infections, knowing that they have ART as a back-up makes people complacent. This can lead to increased risks, says study leader Seth Kalichman in an article in Springer's journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Published
08 February 2017
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
New HIV infections in gay men have dropped by a third in England

New HIV infections in gay men have fallen by nearly a third since 2015 across England, New Scientist can reveal. And it may be down to people buying medicines online, against mainstream medical advice.

Published
03 February 2017
From
New Scientist
56 Dean St’s Dr Alan McOwan on London’s recent drop in new HIV infections

56 Dean Street clinic’s Dr Alan McOwan explains how last year London saw a drop in new HIV infections and what needs to be done next to continue this significant success.

Published
03 February 2017
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Boyz
Accuracy Watchdog Eyes Media for Mistakes in HIV Transmission Risk

The joint initiative by Human Rights Campaign and Prevention Access Campaign has been created after finding major inaccuracies about PrEP and undetectability in news articles and on HIV information sites.

Published
31 January 2017
From
Poz
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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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