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  • New U.S. HIV Data on Gay Men and MSM Lacks Race Analysis

    Last week, Emory University in partnership with the CDC released new information about HIV/AIDS prevalence and incidence among MSM around the country. The study used various methodologies to obtain more accurate information about the number of MSM there are on a state, county and city level. This information is critical in our attempt to assess the actual magnitude of the AIDS epidemic among MSM in America.

    26 May 2016 | The Body
  • Demon or savior? Aids activist at war to make condoms in porn the law

    At the entrance to the Aids Healthcare Foundation, a staffer wears a red T-shirt bearing the slogan “Condoms are Cool”. Down the hallway is the office of Michael Weinstein, the forthright head of the billion-dollar not-for-profit organization who is the first to volunteer that he is regarded as a “condom Nazi”.

    25 May 2016 | The Guardian
  • House of Lords to debate how Government can eliminate HIV in the UK

    A debate will be held in the House of Lords, after a question was asked by Lord Guy Black of Brentwood on how the Government plans to bring down rates of HIV transmission.

    20 May 2016 | PinkNews
  • With new data, states can better focus HIV prevention for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men

    HIV prevention for MSM has long been complicated by a lack of complete data.Now, Emory University researchers, in collaboration with CDC, have provided that crucial information Exit Disclaimer. The researchers estimated HIV rates for MSM in every state, and in most counties and cities nationwide.

    18 May 2016 | aids.gov
  • New York: Cuomo’s HIV/AIDS legislation targets 2020 to end epidemic

    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced legislation Sunday that would implement parts of his plan to eliminate HIV/AIDS as an epidemic by 2020, but advocates said it leaves out some of his task force’s recommendations.

    17 May 2016 | Newsday
  • New Zealand: "Community, testing and meds will stop HIV"

    A concerted community response, testing, drug treatments and condoms are all now needed if NZ is to see the end of the HIV epidemic, according to the New Zealand AIDS Foundation. Although the organisation initially resisted reliance on drug-based prevention approaches, in recent years it has cautiously embraced the techniques.

    17 May 2016 | GayNZ.com
  • Consultation for action plans on HIV and viral hepatitis

    The joint Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Programme of the WHO Regional Office for Europe is developing two action plans to address the HIV and viral hepatitis epidemics in the WHO European Region.

    17 May 2016 | WHO Europe
  • South Africa takes bold step to provide HIV treatment for all

    The Government of South Africa has announced a major policy shift that will move the world faster towards the global 90–90–90 treatment target. On 10 May 2016, the South African Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, announced in his Health Budget Vote Speech to the Parliament of South Africa that the country will implement a new evidence-based policy of offering HIV treatment to all people living with HIV by September 2016.

    16 May 2016 | UNAIDS
  • South Africa moves to ‘test and treat’

    Treasury has allocated an extra R1-billion to finance this “universal test and treat” (UTT) programme, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced during his budget speech in Parliament today.

    16 May 2016 | Health-e News
  • It’s Tough to Stop Sex, Study of U.S. AIDS Effort Shows

    Researchers have found no benefits from a decade-long attempt to curb the spread of HIV in Africa by promoting abstinence and monogamy. The U.S. has spent more than $1.4 billion since 2004 telling young people in Africa to abstain from sex before marriage and then commit to a single partner. That funding didn’t influence the number of sex partners people had, the age at which they started having sex, or teen pregnancy rates, according to a study published on Monday. See http://www.aidsmap.com/page/2949285/ for more on this issue.

    04 May 2016 | Bloomberg
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