In the face of resistance to syringe exchange programmes, some states might want to steer clear of that-which-must-not-be-named and consider alternative means to syringe access and disease reduction, such as changes in syringe Acquisition, Enforcement, and Disposal.
23 May 2013 | Huffington Post
Consider the underlying assumption of serosorting: that, for negative guys, choosing to have condomless sex with other negative guys is less risky than having condomless sex with poz guys. In an era of treatment as prevention, at some point doesn’t that assumption become untenable? Especially in cities with low testing rates and high levels of HIV stigma?
20 May 2013 | BETA blog
Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) has released a short video clip outlining the science behind It It Starts With Me, HIV Prevention England’s new campaign for gay and bisexual men. The clip shows how a combination of testing, treatment and condoms would lead to a significant reduction in HIV transmissions within the gay community.
15 May 2013 | PinkNews.co.uk
Swaziland, with the world’s highest incidence of HIV, is embarking on pilot projects to offer treatment to all people who are HIV-positive, irrespective of their CD4 count. The studies will investigate if the use of ‘treatment for prevention’ could reduce new HIV infections among Swa-zis. The new approach is called ‘Treat All.’
13 May 2013 | Times of Swaziland
In principle, I support the handover of public health to local authorities. But, in practice, because the government has become so preoccupied with reform of the NHS, this handover spells real danger.
03 May 2013 | The Guardian
The discussion around the new sustainable development goals – replacing the millennium development goals – are forcing us to re-examine the issue of sexual health and rights as the key to alleviating poverty and empowering women. There is growing evidence that promoting pleasure alongside safer sex messaging can increase the consistent use of condoms and other forms of safer sex.
29 April 2013 | The Guardian
Good drug policy is good AIDS policy. Drug users and sex workers benefit more from services than from beatings and prison. And as law enforcement officials committed to protecting the public, we can support public health.
26 April 2013 | Huffington Post
A new generation of young Brooklyn black males - many who hide their sexual identify - are worrying doctors who say they are fueling the borough's HIV epidemic.
25 April 2013 | NY Daily News
People don't need to just wait for governments to help them overcome problems in their own communities. Many communities in various countries, including Thailand, have proved successful in combating HIV/AIDS, a recent meeting of international partners dealing with HIV/AIDS was told.
22 April 2013 | The Nation
"GMFA first published FS magazine in 2002. In March this year we were told that the people who funded FS magazine were no longer going to continue this. Saying this came as a bit of a shock is an understatement. We believe that FS achieves something that no other HIV prevention does. Simply, we are able to reach gay men who are not necessarily seeking information on sexual health..." Ian Howley, editor of London's HIV prevention magazine for gay men, on why GMFA are going to try to continue to publish it, despite drastic funding cuts.
16 April 2013 | Sosogay