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  • HIV Rates Coming Down In Toronto Two Years In A Row

    Good news: In Canada’s largest city, new infection rates are finally on the way down, although not uniformly.

    23 January 2015 | Positive Lite
  • China reports sharp rise in HIV cases in 2014

    China has reported a sharp rise in new cases of HIV infection last year, highlighting increased incidence of the disease among the elderly and young students. Official media reported a 15 per cent rise in the number of people diagnosed with HIV infections last year over the previous year, with about 100,000 people newly infected in 2014.

    19 January 2015 | Financial Times (free registration required)
  • Uganda: study finds that 35% of university students are HIV-positive

    As the government continues to battle the spread of HIV – the virus that causes Aids – in Uganda, a new report indicates that a little over a third of students of Ugandan universities are HIV positive.

    04 January 2015 | New Vision
  • Heterosexuals at High Risk for HIV Don't Test Enough

    Heterosexuals engage in sex that puts them at risk for HIV, but do not get tested at high enough rates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its most recent National HIV Behavior Surveillance System (NHBS) report about high-risk heterosexuals, which focuses on data collected from individuals in a series of major metropolitan areas.

    23 December 2014 | Aidsmeds
  • Re-Thinking Risk Compensation: A Conversation with Kim Koester

    "When we fixate on risk compensation, which assumes that PrEP replaces or substitutes prior protective behaviors it undermines or marginalizes a far more pervasive reality and that is that men are gravitating towards PrEP as an additive element. Men are seeking additional reassurance and protection from HIV. From the perspective of men who see themselves as adopting safer ways of having sex, in terms of HIV prevention, the notion of risk compensation is offensive and confusing."

    19 December 2014 | BETA blog
  • CDC: Decline in U.S. HIV Infections but Lasting Gaps in Rates of HIV, AIDS and Death

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the latest version of its annual HIV Surveillance Report, "Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2012."

    19 December 2014 | The Body
  • New HIV diagnoses in MSM in high-income countries

    The UK and Australia have experienced recent all-time highs in new HIV diagnoses in MSM, however in Canada and New Zealand, diagnoses are stable. Tony Kirby reports.

    15 December 2014 | The Lancet Infectious Diseases (requires free registration)
  • Beyond 'HIV Status': Interface Design Is Personal at SCRUFF

    As Founding Partner and head of product at SCRUFF, one of the world's largest online gay communities, I have the great privilege of contributing to the design of features that improve the way guys connect. One of the first features our members requested after we launched in 2010 was the ability to disclose HIV status in their profiles. Before moving forward, we wanted to be sure we got it right.

    11 December 2014 | Huffington Post
  • HPV vaccine, riskier sexual activity not linked researchers say

    Sexual behavior of teenage girls does not appear to be impacted by the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, according to Queen's University, Canada researchers Drs. Leah Smith and Linda Lévesque.

    09 December 2014 | Eurekalert
  • Twenty-One Attempts at Swallowing Truvada

    Why are some gay men hesitant about preventing HIV with a pill? A few thoughts.

    07 December 2014 | Slate
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