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  • PrEP
    It’s time to drop gay Atlanta’s barriers to PrEP
    Project Q Atlanta | 10 hours ago

    PrEP, prophylactic treatment that prevents HIV infection, should be made accessible to every single person in the U.S. who is at risk for HIV infection. This should be the primary goal of gay activism in the next decade. There are certainly many other valid goals for ASOs, and they should be lauded for their successes. There is more to AIDS activism than simply viral load and PrEP adherence. But if the CDC prediction of half of us getting infected is accurate, nothing will seem more important 28 years from now than preventing these cases from happening in the first place. Our community’s disgrace this century will be its failure to embrace the greatest bridge to an HIV vaccine we’ve ever encountered.

  • Finance and funding
    HIV Testing Is Down And STDs Are Up As New York City Closes Free Clinics
    BuzzFeed | 15 hours ago

    New York City has quietly shuttered its busiest STD clinic, and the city has cut hundreds of thousands of free HIV tests since 2010. City officials blame a shrinking budget, but AIDS activists say it’s putting many people at risk.

  • Activism
    How to Survive a Footnote: AIDS activism in the "after" years
    N+1 Magazaine | 18 hours ago

    Emily Bass on how the complex history of HIV activism jeopardises the inclusion of HIV into mainstream black and gay activism. "We need to understand and address the epidemic of amnesia that’s taken place alongside the viral rampage of HIV. The victories the AIDS-activist movement has secured have always come at a time and at a price that has made them difficult to celebrate."

  • Harm reduction
    Innovation Born of Necessity - Drug Consumption Rooms in Spain
    Drug Reporter / YouTube | 19 hours ago

    Interview with Óscar Parés Franquero on drug consumption rooms in Barcelona.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    The Women Who Fought AIDS: 'It Was Never Not Our Battle'
    Broadly | 19 hours ago

    AIDS is perceived as a "gay man's disease," but lesbians were deeply committed to fighting it as well.

  • Clinical trials
    Psychologists Welcome Analysis Casting Doubt on Their Work
    New York Times | 20 hours ago

    The field of psychology sustained a damaging blow Thursday: A new analysis found that only 36 percent of findings from almost 100 studies in the top three psychology journals held up when the original experiments were rigorously redone.

  • How HIV causes disease
    Infection with multiple HIV-1 variants leads to poorer clinical outcomes
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 20 hours ago

    HIV-1 infection with multiple founder variants points to poorer clinical outcomes than infection with a single variant, according to a paper published today in Nature Medicine. In the study researchers analyzed large sample sets from two important HIV vaccine efficacy trials -- the Step HIV vaccine clinical trial (HVTN 502) and RV144, the landmark vaccine clinical trial conducted in Thailand -- to evaluate whether genetic characteristics of the founder viral populations could influence markers of clinical outcomes.

  • Relationships and feelings
    5 HIV-Positive Men Give Advice to Their Former Selves
    The Advocate | 20 hours ago

    Here are words of wisdom on surviving and thriving for those newly diagnosed with HIV.

  • Travel
    Singapore Softens Ban on HIV-Positive Visitors
    ABC News | 20 hours ago

    Singapore said Monday it has lifted a two-decade ban on HIV-infected people from entering the country, but will limit their stay to a maximum of three months.

  • Injecting drug use
    Glasgow in grip of "unusual" HIV outbreak as the number of new cases soar
    Glasgow Evening Times | 20 hours ago

    Glasgow is in the grip of a HIV outbreak after the number of new cases through drug injection more than trebled in a year. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde usually sees about 10 cases of HIV through drug injection each year. But since the start of this year there have already been 36 cases identified.

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