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Can free schools in South Africa reduce HIV risk?

In our study, we wanted to examine why adolescent girls are engaging in risky sexual behaviour. Is this behaviour driven by childhood adversity, such as poverty, coming from a family where someone is ill with HIV/AIDS, or exposure to violence and experiencing psychological distress? We also wanted to find out if a government policy such as free schooling has the potential to mitigate some, or all, of these drivers.

Published
17 July 2019
From
The Conversation
‘A national crisis’: Drug-related deaths in Scotland at highest ever level

Almost 1,200 people in Scotland suffered a drug-related death last year, the highest number ever recorded, official statisitcs have revealed.

Published
17 July 2019
From
The Scotsman
Trial Pairs PrEP With Behavioral Intervention to Prevent HIV in Drug Users

Yale University investigators are leading a trial that is testing a bio-behavioral intervention’s ability to improve pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) adherence and reduce the risk of HIV acquisition in individuals with opioid dependency, a population experiencing new outbreaks of HIV.

Published
15 July 2019
From
Contagion Live
These Women Are Forgotten HIV Warriors

The legacy of straight women in the early fight against the AIDS epidemic should not be underrated.

Published
15 July 2019
From
HIV Plus
UK: Foreigner's health issues insufficient to halt deportation

In an landmark decision, the UK Appeal Court decision has ruled that the deportation of a Nigerian man with sickle cell disease would not be a contravention of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Published
11 July 2019
From
Legalbrief
"Tiger Mandingo,” Who Got 30 Years For Not Telling Sex Partners He Had HIV, Is Free 25 Years Early

Michael Johnson, who was sentenced to an unprecedented 30.5 years for failing to disclose his HIV status to his sexual partners, was released today, 25 years early, after an appeals court condemned his original trial as “fundamentally unfair.” In a racially and sexually charged trial, he had received a longer sentence than many murderers do.

Published
11 July 2019
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BuzzFeed
PrEP Trials Offer Insight for Reaching at-Risk Women in Sub-Saharan Africa

Reaching individuals at high risk of acquiring HIV infection continues to pose a challenge to uptake of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). A new study looked at PrEP clinical trials in sub-Saharan Africa, examining recruitment strategies to reach women at high risk of contracting HIV.

Published
10 July 2019
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Contagion Live
How I Lost Myself to India's Chemsex Scene and Overdosed, But Survived to Tell the Story

Inside the dark world of drug-fuelled sex parties where an increasing number of gay Indians want to feel belonged, drug abuse is more than just a health hazard.

Published
08 July 2019
From
Vice
What the Trans Community Needs to Know About New Expert Recommendations

New provider recommendations aimed at doctors caring for trans patients were published on July 1 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, including changes that overall make it easier to identify trans patients and provide medical care for trans individuals.

Published
08 July 2019
From
The Body
American College of Physicians Releases Comprehensive Transgender Care Guide

For the first time, the American College of Physicians has released a comprehensive guide for transgender care -- a significant endorsement of gender-affirming care from the nation's second-largest physician group.

Published
03 July 2019
From
The Body Pro
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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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