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Issue 210: Winter 2012

Published: 03 February 2012

  • In this issue

    In the world of HIV there’s a lot of righting wrongs and there’s still plenty to get angry about, as you will (I trust) if you read...

  • Uncomfortable news on lubes for anal sex

    Commercially available sexual lubricants may increase people’s susceptibility to sexually transmitted infection (STIs), US scientists reported recently. A study found that people who consistently used shop-bought ‘lubes’ for...

  • Peak experiences: HIV, adventure and exploration

    It’s been almost a tradition in HTU that January is the time to include a New Year resolution piece about exercise, diet or the benefits of healthy living....

  • Getting tough on criminalisation

    “Nothing short of barbaric.” This was the comment of a BBC presenter, confronted with the number and sheer arbitrary injustice of criminal convictions of people accused of transmitting...

  • Supporting patient power: the role of patient advocates and advocacy groups

    Chris Sandford is sitting in his office at the Bloomsbury Clinic, one of the UK’s busiest HIV clinics, a step away from the computer-and-sofa-shop Mecca that is...

  • Treatment: what really works best?

    The new edition of the HIV treatment guidelines from the British HIV Association (BHIVA) is now out for public consultation. HTU editor Gus Cairns was one of the...

  • News in brief

    As well as our news reporting, the news pages on our website include selected stories from other sources. Here we highlight stories from the last quarter...

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