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  • Fighting HIV where no-one admits it's a problem

    For years Russia has remained remarkably silent on the challenge it faces from HIV and Aids. Now that silence has been broken by an epidemiologist who has been working in the field for more than two decades - and he calls the situation "a national catastrophe".

    20 May 2015 | BBC
  • Scotland must extend PrEP, not wait for HIV vaccine

    Charities across Scotland and the UK called upon the government for access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an effective means of preventing HIV infection. George Valiotis, CEO of HIV Scotland, told KaleidoScot: “We need to see leadership from Scottish Government on making access to PrEP a reality. The steps needed to make it happen must be clarified, and action taken to speed the process up.

    19 May 2015 | KaleidoScot
  • Russian HIV-Aids epidemic worsening under Kremlin policies, says expert

    Head of state Aids centre says ‘conservative’ policies have failed to halt spread of HIV virus and at least two million Russians are likely to have disease in five years.

    15 May 2015 | The Guardian
  • Abstinence-only curriculum is not sex education, judge rules

    California’s sex-education law prohibits school districts from indoctrinating students on the need to remain celibate before marriage or teaching them that abstinence is the only safe way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, a judge has ruled.

    14 May 2015 | SFGate
  • Michel D. Kazatchkine: Is Armenia Close to Ending AIDS?

    I was in Armenia very recently to learn about the country's response to its epidemic and came away undoubtedly pleased with progress on a number of fronts but concerned on others.

    05 May 2015 | Huffington Post
  • Cuomo Announces Plan to Cut New AIDS Cases in New York

    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Wednesday what he called a blueprint to virtually eliminate AIDS in New York, a package of new laws and more aggressive use of antiretroviral drugs that brought cheers from some activists, if no guarantee it will come to fruition.

    01 May 2015 | New York Times
  • David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband praise HIV prevention drug PrEP

    The three main political party leaders in the UK have all praised the HIV prevention drug PrEP, during a Q&A for GT (Gay Times) Magazine.

    20 April 2015 | Pink News
  • HIV and the general election - what we should be talking about

    The National AIDS Trust and HIV Scotland have joined together to identify the key priorities for the new Parliament which will reduce HIV transmission and improve the lives of people living with HIV across the UK.

    15 April 2015 | NAT press release
  • Are Condoms Over? Research and Reality for Gay Men

    Are condoms over? No. The availability of new prevention options does not require us to abandon a tool that has been proven effective for decades. Let's move forward in the search for new prevention options without bashing the ones we have -- or those who promote them.

    15 April 2015 | The Body
  • How San Francisco plans to 'get to zero' new infections of HIV

    An ambitious new plan in San Francisco aims to completely end the transmission of HIV, which infects about 50,000 people every year nationwide. In a city where huge strides have already been made in battling the epidemic, public health officials, doctors and activists are increasing their efforts to bring the number of new HIV infections down to zero.

    13 April 2015 | PBS NewsHour
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