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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.

    15 June 2018 | The Advocate
  • We’re in a mess.’ Why Florida is struggling with an unusually severe HIV/AIDS problem

    The mosaic of patients represents the major drivers of HIV's spread and the communities hard hit by AIDS in the United States. And it helps explain why in 2016, Miami had the highest new infection rate per capita of any U.S. city: 47 per 100,000 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That's more than twice as many as San Francisco, New York City, or Los Angeles.

    14 June 2018 | Science
  • ‘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.

    13 June 2018 | AVERT
  • 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.

    08 June 2018 | 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.

    05 June 2018 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Silent epidemic: black gay men in US face 50-50 risk of HIV

    The risk of contracting HIV is one in two if you are a black man in the US who has sex with men. This statistic is all the more startling because so few people are aware of it.

    04 June 2018 | The Guardian
  • Chile's new sexual freedom leads to AIDS spike

    The winds of change are blowing through Chile where a youthful sexual revolution is shattering taboos -- but also sparking an explosion of HIV cases that has set off alarm bells in the traditionally conservative Latin American country.

    31 May 2018 | Times Live
  • 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.

    31 May 2018 | 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.

    30 May 2018 | The Guardian
  • HIV and chemsex on rise in Hong Kong among men who have sex with men

    Centre for Health Protection interviewed 4,133 men for study, which found infection rate in city had risen by more than 2 percentage points.

    30 May 2018 | South China Morning Post
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