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  • Brazil's ambitious HIV treatment plan based on Canadian concept

    Brazil has resolved to get all 720,000 people with HIV on to treatment within a few years, including the 150,000 people who don’t yet know they have the virus.

    20 November 2014 | The Globe and Mail
  • HIV now and then: 1982 vs 2014 [Video]

    For the first time, more than 100,000 people are thought to be living with HIV in the UK, according to new figures from Public Health England. A leading HIV consultant has told the BBC there is a "complete lack of awareness" of the risks among many gay men. Jonathan Blake was one of the first people in Britain to be diagnosed back in 1982 and 19-year-old Luke Alexander found out last year he had the virus. BBC Radio 5live got the two men together at the Gay's The Word bookshop in London to talk frankly about their experiences of living with HIV.

    20 November 2014 | BBC
  • HIV diagnoses among UK gay men at all-time high: GMFA response

    "Supporting HIV prevention for gay men is crucial", say’s GMFA’s Chief Executive, Matthew Hodson

    20 November 2014 | GMFA
  • UNAIDS reports that reaching Fast-Track Targets will avert nearly 28 million new HIV infections and end the AIDS epidemic as a global health threat by 2030

    If the world does not rapidly scale up in the next five years, the epidemic is likely to spring back with a higher rate of new HIV infections than today, UNAIDS says.

    19 November 2014 | UNAIDS
  • AIDS Group Wages Lonely Fight Against Pill to Prevent HIV

    Michael Weinstein of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation shows up in lots of news articles about Truvada in part because he runs a large H.I.V.-care organization, and in part because he gives colorful quotes. But he also shows up because he and the foundation stand more or less alone within the world of H.I.V.-prevention groups in their skepticism about PrEP.

    17 November 2014 | New York Times
  • Time for the UK to get ready for PrEP

    The results of the PROUD study will renew calls for the intervention to be made available in the UK. Further study is needed to confirm the wider acceptability of PrEP to the highest risk individuals and how it affects risk behaviour, but the UK health authorities should begin now to look into how best to deploy this intervention. The numbers show that a new approach to curbing the HIV epidemic in the UK's MSM is needed, the approach exists, and should be made available as soon as possible.

    10 November 2014 | The Lancet HIV
  • Is PARTNER Good News Being Ignored?

    Bob Leahy on how Canada has interpreted the preliminary results of the ground-breaking PARTNER study. In some quarters it’s still “wait and see”, but wait and see what? And does “wait and see” cut it with poz gay men?

    07 November 2014 | Positive Lite
  • Problems with test and treat in Thailand

    The Thai government has announced that the national policy is test and treat. There are several problems with this.

    05 November 2014 | HIV Information for Myanmar (blog)
  • HIV R4P: With combined HIV biomedical prevention approaches come optimism, circumspection

    At this first international meeting to bring researchers from all biomedical HIV prevention approaches together under one roof, neither the time and disappointments leading up to this point, or the uncertainty of how much more time lies ahead, did anything to dampen a sense of optimism and ambition that AVAC director Mitchell Warren sums up as “momentum.”

    05 November 2014 | Science Speaks
  • New syphilis more than doubles chance of HIV in MSM PrEP trial

    Getting syphilis more than doubled chances of HIV acquisition in the iPrEx preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) trial in men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women. But having syphilis did not diminish the protective benefit of daily tenofovir/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) PrEP against HIV.

    04 November 2014 | International AIDS Society
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