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  • Condoms and lubricant
    Kenya: Women need female condoms now
    Key Correspondents | 10 October 2011

    The female condom is touted to be the only female-initiated form of protection against sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. However, female condom uptake has been very poor in Kenya, reports KC Machichi. 

  • Kenya: Women need female condoms now
    Key Correspondents | 10 October 2011

    The female condom is touted to be the only female-initiated form of protection against sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. However, female condom uptake has been very poor in Kenya, reports KC Machichi. 

  • Injecting drug use
    Russia says U.S. Afghan policy stokes AIDS problem
    The Star | 10 October 2011

    The United States is aggravating the HIV/AIDS problem in Russia and the West by refusing to use its forces to destroy opium crops in Afghanistan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday.

  • Medical procedures and other blood-borne exposure
    Pro/Con: Two views of US prohibiting gay men's blood donation
    Los Angeles Times | 10 October 2011

    America stands by its policy even as 12 other developed countries now allow donations. Doctors provide perspective on each side.

  • Young people
    Brown signs bill letting California minors get STD vaccine
    Sacramento Bee | 09 October 2011

    Gov. Jerry Brown has waded into the national debate over child vaccinations for sexually transmitted diseases, signing into law a bill allowing children as young as 12 to get vaccinated without their parents' consent.

  • Infectiousness and treatment as prevention
    Australia should lead a global HIV prevention revolution
    ABC Online | 09 October 2011

    Australia has shown great leadership and innovation in HIV prevention. One of the best things Australia can do to support a global HIV prevention revolution is to lead by example and champion what we are doing.  We must not miss this opportunity to re-vitalise our HIV prevention strategies and to help lead global efforts to stop the spread of HIV and its devastating impact on so millions of people around the world.

  • Men who have sex with men (MSM)
    Africa: UK to Reduce Aid to Anti-Gay Regimes
    AllAfrica | 09 October 2011

    African countries which persecute gays will have their aid cut, International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell has said.

  • US: How a case manager can help you find the services you need
    Positively Aware | 07 October 2011

    Finding out that you’re HIV-positive can be traumatic and scary enough, but if you feel clueless and alone about what to do, where to go, or who to trust, it can be even worse. That’s when finding a case manager may be exactly what you need.

  • Advances in HIV biomedical prevention research: Why involving the Community is key
    EATG | 07 October 2011

    The first session of the European AIDS Conference in Belgrade next Wednesday will look at biomedical HIV prevention trials planned for Europe and how community involvement has been, and will be, essential in their planning and conduct. A joint presentation of EATG and the CHAARM microbicides research consortium. NAM's Gus Cairns is speaking on proposals for a PrEP trial in the UK.

  • Contraception
    Rethinking contraception and infection risk
    IRIN Plus News | 07 October 2011

    Hormonal birth-control injections may double a woman's risk of contracting HIV and passing it on to her partner, according to a new study. The research could mean changes for high prevalence countries like South Africa that are hoping to lower maternal mortality by preventing unplanned pregnancies.

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