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  • FS, the UK gay men's sex and health magazine, magazine celebrates its 150th issue with its biggest gay sex survey

    FS magazine celebrates its 150th issue with the big gay sex survey results. We surveyed over 3,000 gay men and bring you the results. These include finding that two-thirds of gay men used ocndoms the last time they had anal sex, that 69% now know what PrEP is but that only 51% understand what being positive and undetectable means.

    18 hours ago | GMFA
  • San Francisco Is Changing Face of AIDS Treatment

    San Francisco is serving as a model for other cities. The city that was once the epidemic’s ground zero now has only a few hundred new cases a year, the result of a raft of creative programs that have sent infection rates plummeting.

    06 October 2015 | New York Times
  • British HIV Association (BHIVA) 2015 Treatment Guidelines published

    The new BHIVA treatment guidelines recommend: "All individuals with HIV... are reviewed promptly by an HIV specialist and offered immediate ART." See for a summary of the main recommendations.

    26 September 2015 | BHIVA
  • Australia's HIV contraction stabilises but 1000 a year still return positive tests

    Report by Kirby Institute says a quarter of people who test positive for the virus have had it for at least four years without realising

    14 September 2015 | The Guardian
  • Twice the Percentage of People with HIV are Virally Suppressed in San Francisco Compared to U.S.

    Last month, the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) released the annual HIV Epidemiology annual report with data through December 31, 2014.

    11 September 2015 | BETA blog
  • We’re in an HIV prevention revolution. Where is the excitement?

    We’re in the midst of an HIV prevention revolution. So where is the excitement, especially in communities hardest hit by HIV?

    11 September 2015 | CATIE
  • STIs Have Minimal Effects on Viral Load of People on HIV Treatment

    Sexually transmitted infections apparently have a minimal effect on the HIV viral load of those who are taking antiretrovirals for the virus. Having an STI was associated with a 29 percent rise in viral load but this finding was not statistically significant. The researchers concluded that having an STI is not likely to reduce the effectiveness of ARVs as a form of HIV prevention.

    03 September 2015 | POZ
  • Targeting HIV in semen to shut down AIDS

    There may be two new ways to fight AIDS -- using a heat shock protein or a small molecule -- to attack fibrils in semen associated with HIV during the initial phases of infection. HIV is most commonly transmitted in semen, which contains amyloid fibrils. These can increase the transmission of HIV by helping the it attach to the membrane surrounding human cells.

    18 August 2015 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • Study suggests Ontario nearing U.N. targets to help end AIDS epidemic

    In a study published today in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Dr. Sean B. Rourke found that in 2011, 87.3 per cent of people in the Ontario study were receiving care (defined as having had one viral load test measuring amount of HIV virus in the blood in the previous year), 77 per cent were on antiretroviral treatment and 76 per cent had a suppressed viral load.

    18 August 2015 | St Michael's Hospital press release
  • Preventing HIV - new approaches to an ongoing problem

    Effective treatment and effective prevention are two sides of the same coin. Ensuring that HIV remains a priority while delivering a joined up, collaborative approach to HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care is essential across national and local health systems if the best is to be achieved for the individual and the public.

    12 August 2015 | Public Health England blog
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