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  • PrEP
    PrEPline Provides Clinicians With Advice On New HIV Prevention Tool
    AIDS.gov | 1 hour ago

    A new telephone consultation service was launched earlier this month to provide free, expert advice to clinicians across the United States about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

  • PrEP
    Model Explains Why HIV Prevention Dosing Differs by Sex
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) press release | 1 hour ago

    A mathematical model developed by NIH grantees predicts that women must take the antiretroviral medication Truvada daily to prevent HIV infection via vaginal sex, whereas just two doses per week can protect men from HIV infection via anal sex. This finding helps explain why two large clinical trials testing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, in women failed to show efficacy

  • Transmission and prevention
    Drugs and tourism combine to raise HIV risk in Caribbean
    Futurity: Research News | 2 hours ago

    A study in a sex tourism resort in the Dominican Republic suggests three themes: (1) local demand shifts drug routes to tourism areas, (2) drugs shape local economies, and (3) drug use facilitates HIV risk behaviors in tourism areas.

  • Confidentiality, consent and medical ethics
    Russia: Lawmakers, medics urge compulsory treatment of tuberculosis
    TASS | 2 hours ago

    Is it right to resort to compulsion to cure a sick person? Russian legislator Alexander Kravets is going to initiate a legal act which, if adopted, will empower medics to send tuberculosis patients who refuse to receive medical aid to hospitals for compulsory treatment without waiting for a court ruling. “On the excuse of human rights protection people infected with the tubercle bacillus are free to go wherever they want without any medical supervision,” says Kravets.

  • Sex workers
    Indonesian brothel closures hit HIV prevention
    IRIN Plus News | 2 hours ago

    Brothel closures in Indonesian cities could put sex workers in danger and hamper HIV prevention efforts, say health experts and outreach workers.

  • Bad science and bogus treatments
    Pat Robertson, Medical Expert: 'The Towels Might Have AIDS'
    Poz | 2 hours ago

    On a recent episode of The 700 Club, television's premier destination for religious bigotry since 1966, Robertson advised a viewer that while the chances of contracting Ebola in Kenya are slim, travelers should beware of AIDS-ridden towels. What? Yes.

  • HIV treatment
    How Will Generic Drugs Affect HIV Treatment in the U.S.?
    The Body | 2 hours ago

    In the U.S., in that many of the antiretroviral drugs that are commonly used today are approaching their patent expirations. So we can begin to conceptualize the use of generics in the U.S. and the potential cost savings. An Interview With Treatment Action Group's Tim Horn.

  • Experiences of stigma
    New Zealand: Survey shows HIV stigma remains rife
    Gay NZ | 3 hours ago

    New research shows that while most people are educated about HIV transmission, stigma is rampant, with nearly a quarter of New Zealanders surveyed saying they would be uncomfortable being friends with someone with HIV.

  • Combatting stigma
    Positive Politics: Few elected officials are openly living with HIV/AIDS
    Poz | 3 hours ago

    As the nation prepares for Tuesday’s midterms, some voters will have the chance to elect openly HIV-positive candidates. Among those political hopefuls are Todd Heywood and Michael Petrelis.

  • Finance and funding
    Elton John AIDS Foundation Invests in MSM, LGBT Programs
    Poz magazine news | 3 hours ago

    The Elton John AIDS Foundation is joining PEPFAR and HRC to fund HIV programs focused on the U.S. LGBT population and South African men who have sex with men.

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