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  • Why are HIV rates so high among straight black men?

    A new study published in the journal Health Psychology set out to discover why there’s an over-representation of straight black males contracting HIV and how to better promote safe sex—and debunk the misconception that straight black men with HIV may secretly be gay.

    14 April 2015 | Fusion
  • Needle exchange Is allowed after HIV outbreak in an Indiana county

    An outbreak of HIV in southeastern Indiana prompted the governor on Thursday to declare a public health emergency as officials worked to stop the spread of the virus that causes AIDS. The governor authorized a short-term exchange program that would provide drug users with access to sterile needles so that contaminated needles were less likely to be shared. Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican, has long opposed such programs. But he said that the outbreak, which was first identified in late January, had reached epidemic proportions, justifying the action. “This is all hands on deck,” Mr. Pence said. “This is a very serious situation.”

    28 March 2015 | New York Times
  • Online dating not just about ‘hooking up’ for Aussie gay and bisexual men

    Use of the internet to meet partners has become so ubiquitous among gay men that comparisons between men who use online dating methods to meet partners and those who do not have become less meaningful.

    27 March 2015 | Kirby Institute press release
  • Indiana governor to declare health emergency in HIV epidemic

    Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday morning is expected to reveal details of an emergency plan to address an HIV epidemic in southeastern Indiana linked to intravenous drug use. But it's not clear whether he will give the green light for clean needle exchange.

    26 March 2015 | Indianapolis Star
  • The varied nature of the US HIV/AIDS epidemic: what makes the South so different?

    As of 2011, 38% of all US citizens diagnosed with HIV were from a block of nine states in the south-east, sometimes referred to as “the South”: Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, N. and S. Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Mississippi and Tennessee.

    02 March 2015 | BMJ Group blogs
  • US: 91% of HIV Passes From Those Unaware They're Infected or Not in Care

    The research suggests that as individuals make their way through the steps of the treatment cascade, their average risk of transmitting HIV drops off steadily. An estimated 91.5 percent of new HIV transmits from people who do not know they are infected or who are not in medical care for the virus.

    23 February 2015 | AIDSMeds
  • HPV Vaccination Not Associated with Increase in Sexually Transmitted Infections

    A barrier to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination has been the concern that it may promote unsafe sexual activity, but a new study of adolescent girls finds that HPV vaccination was not associated with increases in sexually transmitted infections (STIs), according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.

    11 February 2015 | JAMA press release
  • amfAR Report Examines Heavy Impact of HIV/AIDS on Black Gay Men in the United States

    CDC says one in three Black gay men in the U.S. is living with HIV; Report urges stronger national effort to reduce HIV disparities and better support community

    10 February 2015 | AmFAR
  • More African Americans still die of HIV than whites and Latinos combined, CDC says

    More African Americans still die of HIV than whites and Latinos combined, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday, but the black death rate is generally declining more quickly than it is for those other groups.

    09 February 2015 | Washington Post
  • 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
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