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The Whitewashed History of HIV: A Black Teen Died of AIDS in 1969

The story of Robert Rayford symbolizes how the story of HIV has been told through a white lens — for nearly 50 years.

Published
15 June 2018
From
The Advocate
Social Network Support Decreases Risk for HIV Seroconversion in Black MSM

In black men who have sex with men (BMSM) in the United States, the increased presence of social network support can help protect against HIV acquisition, according to results published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

Published
15 June 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Study finds high burden of psychosocial issues among PEP users

74% had at least one psychosocial issue, including depression and/or problematic drug or alcohol use. Furthermore, nearly half of participants had more than one issue.

Published
15 June 2018
From
CATIE
‘Out’ vs. ‘hidden’ – how HIV transmission patterns differ in men who have sex with men

Men who do not disclose same-sex relations have different HIV transmission patterns compared to other gay and heterosexual men.

Published
13 June 2018
From
AVERT
How to Deal With Conflicts About Ex-Lovers, HIV, Trump and More

A provocative interview with author Sarah Schulman also reveals the most pressing issues facing gay people and the HIV community.

Published
13 June 2018
From
Poz
Some MSM Groups Not Benefitting From PrEP

Rates of HIV infection among some groups of men who have sex with men (MSM) have continued to rise despite the availability of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP): Latino MSM, those aged 25 to 34 years, and MSM aged 55 years and older.

Published
08 June 2018
From
Infectious Disease Special Edition (requires free registration)
HIV study reveals new group of men at risk of infection

A study of HIV infection has identified a distinct group of men at risk of infection who have sex with other men, but are not open about their sexuality. They tend to mix with, and acquire infection from, each other and not from openly gay men. They are unlikely to mix in the same social venues as openly gay men and are not likely to disclose that they have sex with other men.

Published
05 June 2018
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Starting PrEP Is Tied to an Increased Likelihood of Contracting STIs

Starting PrEP is associated with an increase in the likelihood of being diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among MSM/TGWs. This finding, from a review of multiple studies of PrEP including thousands of participants, suggests that condom use declines in this population during the period immediately following embarking upon a regimen of Truvada for HIV prevention.

Published
31 May 2018
From
POZ
The US has an HIV epidemic – and its victims are gay black men

There is an epidemic of HIV/Aids in the United States, and the reason you may not have heard about it is because of who it harms: black men who have sex with other men. When I give lectures on Aids, I will often tell incredulous audiences early in my presentation that one in every two gay and bisexual men in the US are projected to become HIV positive in their lifetime. Later, I tell them that, more specifically, the Centers for Disease Control predicts one in every two black gay and bisexual men is projected to become HIV positive in his lifetime if current trends continue.

Published
30 May 2018
From
The Guardian
South Africa: End Of PEPFAR/USAID Funding For Health4Men

The Anova Health Institute is sad to announce that funding from USAID for sections of our Health4Men programme will be coming to an end, effective the 30th of September 2018. This funding allowed us to establish Centres of Excellence with dedicated clinical services for the men who have sex with men (MSM) community in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Published
30 May 2018
From
Anova Health Institute
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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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