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  • Promoting HIV testing
    Home-sampling can help tackle increasing rates of HIV infection
    Public Health England | 5 hours ago

    In order to realise the full benefits of testing for HIV, we need to improve access to testing outside of traditional clinics, reaching out to those who may not usually engage with their local sexual health service.

  • Hepatitis C transmission and prevention
    The True Hepatitis C Prevalence in the United States: It's Higher Than What's Usually Reported
    Huffington Post | 5 hours ago

    For years, Edlin and others have been saying that the NHANES data underestimate hepatitis C prevalence. Rather than the 3.6 million people in the U.S, who are hep C-antibody positive and 2.7 million who are infected, Edlin et al. estimate that there are 4.6 million hep C-antibody positive people in the U.S. with 3.5 million infections.

  • PrEP
    1 In 4 Gay Men Should Take The Pill That Prevents HIV, CDC Says
    BuzzFeed News | 5 hours ago

    Truvada prevents HIV, but only 21,000 people are taking the once-a-day pill. On Tuesday, federal health experts said that if we really want to stop the AIDS epidemic, that number should be more than 1.2 million.

  • PrEP
    CDC on HIV prevention pill: How to tell whether you should be taking the medication
    Washington Post | 5 hours ago

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is making a big push to get more people at "substantial" risk of getting HIV to start on a daily pill that has been shown to dramatically reduce their risk of infection.

  • Telling people you have HIV
    Unlike Charlie Sheen
    Poz | 6 hours ago

    Emotional blackmail forced Jamie Brickhouse to finally be open about HIV.

  • Telling people you have HIV
    This Is What It’s Like Using Dating Apps When You’re HIV Positive
    BuzzFeed | 21 hours ago

    Dating apps aren’t exactly known for sensitive interactions between people, but for gay men living with HIV, there is an extra barrier: disclosing to potential partners their HIV status.

  • Combatting stigma
    Charlie Sheen, Rock Hudson and the changing face of HIV stigma
    The Conversation | 24 November 2015

    HIV stigma perpetuates ideas that there are ‘good’ and ‘bad’ ways of living with HIV. In the same breath that Charlie Sheen discloses his HIV status, he distances himself from these aspects of “bad” HIV: he uses a lot of recreational drugs but he was never involved with “needles and that whole mess”; he had a lot of sexual partners, but he “always led with condoms and honesty”; he hired sex workers whom he is quick to describe as “unsavoury and insipid types”. Above all, he is under medical supervision – he presents his doctor in person on the Today show who verifies that he is “undetectable”.

  • Promoting HIV testing
    Dating apps join National HIV Testing Week
    Gay Times | 24 November 2015

    Grindr, Hornet, and PlanetRomeo are offering free advertising space for the European Test Finder, a website that helps men across the continent find a safe and convenient place to test for the virus.

  • Infectiousness and treatment as prevention
    Can Charlie Sheen really have doctor-approved unprotected sex?
    New York Post | 24 November 2015

    Charlie Sheen did more than merely announce he’s HIV-positive on Tuesday morning’s “Today” show — he brought the disease and its myriad treatment methods straight to breakfast tables nationwide. In detailing his HIV journey, Sheen not only relieved himself of blackmail and innuendo — he introduced America to the impressive range of treatment options and procedures now available for the 37 million people living with HIV across the globe. Here’s what it all means for you.

  • Harm reduction
    Heroin, Survivor of War on Drugs, Returns With New Face
    New York Times | 24 November 2015

    The crisis today is markedly different from its predecessors. It has settled not so much in large cities as in suburbs and rural America. New users are mostly white. Something else is different about this crisis: In and out of government, among Republicans as well as Democrats, the pendulum has swung from the “lock-’em-up” ethos that long prevailed. The emphasis now is more on treating addiction as a disease, not a police matter.

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