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  • Telling tales and talking-through

    There has been a recent wave of films and television events, for a combined gay and heterosexual audience, in an emerging genre of “AIDS nostalgia”. I’m thinking of films like Dallas Buyers’ Club and television series like Angels in America and The Normal Heart.

    01 September 2014 | Bad Blood (blog)
  • Does the global HIV response understand anal sex?

    Stigma, squeamishness and misunderstanding of anal sex is leading to research gaps and inaccurate information about the risks of this common sexual behaviour, and hindering effective HIV/AIDS prevention strategies, experts say. A move towards "sex positive" approaches could enhance social acceptance and increase protection.

    28 August 2014 | IRIN
  • The end of AIDS and the NGO Code of Conduct

    In 2008, a consortium of concerned international NGOs and advocacy organisations introduced the NGO Code of Conduct for Health System Strengthening, which highlighted how disproportionate funding for NGOs, rather than for public sector health systems, has undermined public services in many developing countries.The NGO Code of Conduct outlines a set of proposed best practices for NGOs to support local public services. However, after promoting the NGO Code of Conduct for 5 years, the behaviour of some NGOs seems unlikely to change unless donors hold them accountable for adhering to these best practices.

    27 August 2014 | The Lancet
  • Fear-struck GALZ holds on to HIV data

    Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) on Monday said they are holding on to research data on HIV prevalence among the gay community because of fear of victimisation by the government. A senior GALZ official who requested anonymity said victimisation of gays in the country has not been addressed forcing them to halt interactions at an official level with the government.

    26 August 2014 | Newzimbabwe.com
  • So Why Are So Many Gay Men Opposed To PrEP?

    "About nine months ago, the GUM clinic I regularly attend (the Working Men’s Project at St Mary’s in Paddington) offered me the chance to be part of the PROUD study, which examines the impact on gay men of using Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and I jumped at the chance, not only because I wanted to do my bit for the community, but because it offered me an extra level of protection against HIV, regardless of whether I was using condoms or not."

    21 August 2014 | TheGayUK
  • UK: Heroin addicts to be given free foil to help them kick their habit

    Heroin addicts are to be given free foil - to heat up the drug - in an effort to help them kick the habit and cut the risk of contracting disease, the Government will announce tomorrow.

    08 August 2014 | The Independent
  • The black HIV epidemic: A public health mystery—and love story—from Atlanta’s gay community

    A journey with the researchers and citizens struggling with the troubling disparity in HIV diagnoses.

    04 August 2014 | Washington Post
  • HIV in America has disproportionately hurt blacks — even after treatment

    The story of HIV in America, in 8 charts.

    04 August 2014 | Washington Post
  • US: Annual HIV diagnosis rates have 'decreased by more than 30%'

    From 2002-2011, the annual HIV diagnosis rate decreased by more than 30%, according to CDC data. However, rising rates of HIV are detected in some groups, particularly young men.

    04 August 2014 | HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
  • HIV Prevention Tops the News at AIDS 2014

    Biomedical prevention has garnered more headlines than HIV treatment in recent years, and the news coming out of the 20th International AIDS Conference last week in Melbourne was no exception.

    31 July 2014 | BETA blog
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