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  • Opiates Are Threatening To Undo 3 Decades Of HIV Progress

    The United States’ ongoing opioid epidemic may be undoing the hard-fought public health gains of HIV/AIDS reduction, according to a U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention report published Tuesday.

    30 November 2016 | Huffington Post
  • French study reveals stable HIV, high STD risk among gay men

    In preparation for World AIDS Day on December 1, the France Public Health agency issued its annual report on HIV and sexually transmitted disease (STD) Tuesday, which found that HIV rates remain stubbornly high among gay men while STDs are surging.

    30 November 2016 | FRANCE 24
  • One in seven people with HIV in EU unaware they have virus

    Around 810,000 people are believed to be living with HIV in the EU's 28 member countries plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, the report by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) shows. But the ECDC estimates 122,000 are unaware they have the virus.

    30 November 2016 | Reuters
  • Statement on Stephen Port murder convictions

    Today has seen another high profile case involving gay men and dating apps. All three cases involved drug use, two in sexual contexts, a trend now known as chemsex.

    25 November 2016 | London Friend
  • UNAIDS: Young African women are especially vulnerable to HIV/AIDS

    The annual World AIDS Day report of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) offers a far more nuanced take on the epidemic than it has in previous years. For the first time, the report examines the disease in four age brackets that it calls “the life-cycle approach to HIV.” UNAIDS suggests this breakdown—0 to 14, 15 to 24, 25 to 49, and 50-plus—should lead to a clearer view of the epidemic’s “complex dynamics” and a more targeted response.

    23 November 2016 | Science
  • UNAIDS announces 18.2 million people on antiretroviral therapy, but warns that 15–24 years of age is a highly dangerous time for young women

    New UNAIDS report shows that people are particularly vulnerable to HIV at certain points in their lives and calls for a life-cycle approach to find solutions for everyone at every stage of life.

    21 November 2016 | UNAIDS
  • New Map Reveals HIV Risk Greatest in Southern Cities for Gay, Bisexual Men

    A map documenting HIV rates for gay and bisexual men has revealed they are most at risk for becoming infected in multiple southern cities, according to a report being presented today by Emory University researchers.

    21 November 2016 | ABC News
  • Tina and slamming, a report on crystal meth in a sexual context

    This report addresses the use of methamphetamine (crystal meth or tina) and slamming (intravenous use). These two phenomenona were never previously encountered or described in the Netherlands. Our study is based upon a desk review of statistical Dutch data, a literature review and 27 in-depth interviews with MSM that use crystal meth.

    16 November 2016 | Mainline
  • How Do We Negotiate Condom Usage in the Age of PrEP?

    When I have anal sex, I usually use condoms, even after being on PrEP for two years. But I've interviewed scores of people on PrEP, mostly cis gay men, and the majority either never use condoms or only use them at a partner's request.

    29 September 2016 | The Body
  • China Grapples With HIV Cases Among Gay Men, but Stigma Runs Deep

    Surge in infections worries health authorities and prompts soul-searching in conservative society.

    28 September 2016 | Wall Street Journal
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