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  • Recreational drug use
    The Report: Chemsex
    BBC Radio 4 | 03 July 2015

    Crystal Meth, GHB/GBL and Mephedrone are drugs that together can heighten arousal and strip away inhibitions. They've become increasingly popular on London's gay scene, and the effects can see some users taking part in weekend-long sex parties, involving multiple partners. For Radio 4's The Report, Mobeen Azhar speaks to men entrenched in this lifestyle and explores the impact the so-called 'chemsex' scene is having on public health services.

  • Treatment guidelines
    NHS England announces annual investment decisions for certain specialised services [including HIV treatment as prevention]
    NHS England press release | 03 July 2015

    NHS England has today (2 July) set out its planned investment decisions for certain specialised services as part of its annual commissioning round.

  • PrEP
    The drugs that protect people who have unprotected sex
    BBC | 03 July 2015

    HIV infection rates are on the rise, particularly among gay men. But could a new type of drug treatment - PrEP - be given to people so they avoid catching the disease, asks Mobeen Azhar.

  • PrEP
    Demonstrators demand NHS access to PrEP
    SoSoGay | 03 July 2015

    A long and diverse group of people formed a line outside the 56 Dean Street NHS health clinic last night, demanding access to PrEP – a daily pill that prevents HIV transmission. Although 56 Dean Street is London’s busiest and most advanced sexual health clinic, the NHS does not let doctors at the clinic prescribe PrEP. Dressed in blue, the colour of the pills themselves, the line of protesters snaked around the corner to Old Compton Street, with passers-by stopping to ask what was happening.

  • PrEP
    Fact-Checking AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Latest Anti-PrEP Screed
    AIDSMeds | 03 July 2015

    The ad, ironically entitled “The War Against Prevention,” is nothing short of a scurrilous attack on Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) as HIV prevention and on gay men’s right to protect themselves against HIV. The missive uses crafty manipulations, and select omissions, of the science behind PrEP to push the agenda of AHF’s notoriously anti-PrEP president, Michael Weinstein.

  • Injecting drug use
    Russia has a serious HIV crisis, and the government is to blame
    The Verge | 03 July 2015

    "I think you could probably point to Russia as a worst-practice for virtually every aspect of how to respond to an HIV epidemic concentrated among drug users," says Daniel Wolfe, director of the International Harm Reduction Program at the Open Society Foundations, the George Soros-funded NGO.

  • Vaccines
    J&J vaccine completely prevented HIV in half of monkeys in trial
    Reuters | 03 July 2015

    An experimental Johnson & Johnson vaccine completely prevented HIV infection in half of monkeys that got the shot and then were exposed to high doses of an aggressive virus, results that spurred the company to test the vaccine in people, academic and company researchers said on Thursday.

  • PrEP
    The PROUD Study: a video documentary
    Vimeo | 02 July 2015

    A video documentary, directed by Nicholas Feustel and funded by the MRC, on the PROUD Study, a two year study that showed how a daily pill could offer excellent protection against HIV in the real world.

  • Epidemiology
    Washington DC sees 'remarkable' drop in number of newly reported HIV cases
    Washington Post | 02 July 2015

    The number of newly diagnosed cases of HIV and the deaths related to the illness continued to drop in the District of Columbia in 2013, although overall prevalence of the virus remained at epidemic levels, according to data released Tuesday by the city.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Supreme Court's Ruling on the Affordable Care Act Hailed as Tremendous Win for People Living With HIV/AIDS
    The Body | 02 July 2015

    Millions of Americans will continue to have health insurance, thanks to the historic Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on June 25, 2015.

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