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Nobody Uses Dental Dams

Since dental dams were adopted by safe-sex advocates in the 1980s, science has shown that HIV is practically impossible to transmit between women, and dental dams were more a product of AIDS panic than of genuine medical necessity. But dental dams are still around, even if not because of consumer demand.

23 April 2019
The Atlantic
Hepatic Steatosis Highly Prevalent in Young Adults With Lifelong HIV

One-third of young adults living with HIV since birth or early childhood have hepatic steatosis.

17 April 2019
Infectious Disease Advisor
Arizona Repeals “No Promo Homo” Law That Hindered HIV Education

The anti-LGBT law barred students from getting medically accurate information about safe sex.

16 April 2019
Arizona sued over 'No Promo Homo' school sex-ed curriculum

Two gay-rights organizations are suing Arizona over its so-called "No Promo Homo" law, which bans public district and charter school HIV/AIDS instruction that "promotes a homosexual lifestyle."

29 March 2019
AZ Central
Hepatic steatosis common in young adults with life-long HIV

Thirty-three percent of young adults with HIV since birth or early childhood have hepatic steatosis, a prevalence comparable to older adults with HIV and “significantly higher” than HIV-negative controls, according to research published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

26 March 2019
Why are black and minority ethnic girls less likely to get the HPV jab? (Video)

The HPV - or Human Papilloma Virus - vaccine is available to year 8 and 9 schoolgirls across Britain. But not all of them get the jab. Girls from black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are less likely to receive the vaccine in school than their white counterparts.

04 March 2019
From despair to hope: Journey of a young woman born infected with HIV

Masedi Kewamodino was just ten years old when she found out she was infected with HIV: “I had been on treatment for some time and I kept on questioning why I was on medication. My aunt then took me to the clinic and a counsellor broke the news to me.” Like many of her peers in Botswana, Masedi, now 23, was born HIV positive. Ms. Kewamodimo was part of a group of young people consulted during the development of Botswana’s National HIV Packages for young people.

04 March 2019
Decline in U.S. HIV Infection Rate Stalled From 2013 to 2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new HIV surveillance report, the estimated annual HIV transmission rate in the United States declined modestly between 2010 and 2013 and then stagnated through 2016. The CDC has contradicted its own previous reports by characterizing this recent trend as a plateau that followed a “dramatic decline.” HIV incidence declined during the 2010 to 2016 period among white men who have sex with men (MSM) and among heterosexuals. However, troubling increases in the transmission rate among Latino MSM, and Black MSM between 25 and 34 years old, have offset such promising trends.

28 February 2019
Bill would allow youth to obtain HIV prevention meds on own

Connecticut lawmakers were asked Monday to consider letting young people receive preventative medication for HIV infections without their parents' consent.

26 February 2019
San Francisco Chronicle
Condom handouts in schools prevent disease without encouraging sex

UN study finds misgivings over impact of condom distribution in secondary schools are misplaced.

15 February 2019
The Guardian
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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

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

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