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  • Rare case of lesbian transmission of HIV reported in US

    An extremely rare case of female-to-female sexual transmission of HIV has been reported in the United States. The report concerns a 46-year-old woman who appears to have acquired HIV during a six-month monogamous HIV serodiscordant sexual relationship with a ...

    17 March 2014 | Michael Carter
  • Young people know less about HIV and are less trustful of condoms, French survey finds

    The first survey for six years of attitudes to HIV and sexual risk behaviour among the general public in France has found that young people are less frightened of AIDS than they used to be, are more likely to ...

    10 January 2013 | Gus Cairns
  • PEP guidelines for the UK revised to take account of undetectable viral load

    New UK guidelines for the use of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) following sexual exposure have been published in the December issue of the International Journal of STD and AIDS. The guidelines are notable for no longer recommending that PEP is provided ...

    21 December 2011 | Roger Pebody
  • Fish pedicures unlikely to cause HIV infection

    The Daily Mail and the Sun are alarming their readers today with articles alleging that “fish foot spa pedicures could spread HIV and hepatitis C” and that there is a "fish foot spa virus bombshell".  The story has ...

    18 October 2011 | Roger Pebody
  • Three tactics to stem the tide of criminal prosecutions

    Scientists, lawyers and advocates have been able to reduce unwarranted prosecutions of HIV exposure and transmission in three European jurisdictions by employing three distinct approaches, Robert James told the Eighteenth International AIDS Conference in Vienna last week. The conference also ...

    29 July 2010 | Roger Pebody
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  • Fake news claims that Walmart bananas have HIV virus are fruitless

    "HIV virus detected in Walmart bananas after 10 year old boy contracts the virus," reads the headline on a post we first saw on Feb. 6, 2017, from a website called CNNews3.com. Facebook users flagged the story as part of the social media platform’s efforts to stamp out fabricated news stories.

    07 February 2017 | Politifact
  • Australian advocates unanimously condemn ‘pointless’ HIV spit test

    HIV advocates and researchers have unanimously passed a motion condemning laws in Australia that force people to take a HIV test if they spit on or bite a police officer. “There is no justification for invading the privacy of people in custody by forcing them to undergo blood tests when there is no risk to the officer," said Levinia Crooks.

    21 November 2016 | Star Observer
  • Jailed: HIV positive homeless man sent to prison after spitting into mouth of charity worker

    A HIV positive homeless man who spat into the mouth of a charity worker who was helping rough sleepers in the city centre has been jailed.

    04 January 2016 | Manchester Evening News
  • No, Eazy E Did Not Get HIV from a Tainted Acupuncture Needle

    The August release of the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton unearthed an old conspiracy theory about the tragic 1995 death of charismatic rapper Eazy E from AIDS.

    28 September 2015 | Vice
  • Bodybuilders 'could get HIV from drinking human breast milk'

    Bodybuilders and cancer patients are putting themselves at risk of contracting HIV and syphilis by buying human breast milk over the internet, health experts have warned. Dozens of websites now sell breast milk claiming that it is a super food which provides energy, nutrients and can even help with erectile dysfunction and cancer.

    18 June 2015 | Daily Telegraph
  • US: Only 1 Confirmed Case of Occupational HIV Acquisition Since 1999

    Only a single health care worker was confirmed to have acquired HIV on the job between 2000 and 2013, according to the CDC.

    14 January 2015 | AIDSMeds
  • Why OCD Is 'Miserable': A Science Reporter's Obsession With Contracting HIV

    Adam has had OCD for 20 years. His fear that he will catch AIDS — in situations where it would be almost impossible for him to acquire HIV — has been quieted by OCD treatment he's received, but it hasn't gone away.

    13 January 2015 | NPR (blog)
  • HIV and hepatitis scare: Dentist named as Desmond D'Mello

    Public appeal launched to trace 22,000 patients treated by dentist Desmond D'Mello, who allegedly did not follow proper procedures over 32 years in Nottinghamshire.

    12 November 2014 | Telegraph
  • HIV and hepatitis scare: 22,000 patients recalled

    Patients are to undergo tests over risks they could have been treated with contaminated dental equipment over three decades. A dentist was suspended in June after a whistleblower filmed him allegedly breaching infection-control standards.

    12 November 2014 | Telegraph
  • An HIV Transmission Case Possibly Associated with Manicure Care

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists numerous potential alternative sources of HIV transmission in addition to the known classical modes for acquiring the AIDS virus. Although manicure instruments is not on this list of alternative sources, a case of HIV transmission that may be linked to sharing of manicure instruments is presented in AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.

    11 November 2014 | AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
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Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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