HIV prevention news: Europe

NAM is launching a new monthly bulletin that covers HIV prevention news and research in Europe, and of relevance to Europe.

Our new email bulletin aims to strengthen your knowledge of the new prevention options and bring you the latest HIV prevention news and research.

Community organisations, HIV advocates, clinicians and counsellors across Europe work with people living with HIV and people at risk of HIV infection. These practitioners have a key role to play in supporting people at risk of acquiring HIV, or transmitting HIV, to understand their options and the implications of new research.

HIV prevention has been evolving rapidly in recent years, with landmark research developments in new prevention technologies and approaches, including HIV treatment as prevention, pre-exposure prophylaxis, expanded testing programmes and advocacy for proven approaches that remain unprovided, such as syringe and needle exchange and condoms in prisons.

As well as research from Europe, we’ll cover international studies that are relevant for people working on HIV prevention.

Each monthly issue will include:

  • Short summaries of the most important developments
  • Links to more detailed news stories and research reports
  • Links to background material
  • A selection of news stories from other high-quality sources.

We are initially offering the bulletin in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Russian.

You can sign up to receive this new monthly bulletin on the right-hand side of this page.

Archive

Issue #20 - June 2014

  • US public health department recommends PrEP
  • Impossible to rule out risk of infection from someone on treatment
  • HIV infection on PrEP will probably not cause drug resistance
  • STI diagnoses much higher in people not taking HIV treatment
  • Tenofovir as PrEP causes no long-term harm to kidneys
  • Other recent news headlines
  • Community survey on migrant access to health services
  • Community consensus statement
  • HIV prevention bulletin
  • Acknowledgements
  • Editors' picks from other sources

Issue #19 - May 2014

  • UK PrEP study completes enrolment
  • Expanded HIV testing may find more acute infections as well as late ones
  • 'Chemsex' not common in London gay men; more so in men with HIV
  • HIV diagnoses in French gay men up 14%, mainly due to more testing
  • HIV genital viral load: undetectable in women on treatment, can vary hourly in men
  • Taiwan harm reduction programme cuts HIV in drug users by 80%
  • Rwanda cuts HIV incidence by 90% as it goes for universal HIV treatment
  • Other recent news headlines
  • Community survey on migrant access to health services
  • Community consensus statement
  • HIV prevention bulletin
  • Acknowledgements
  • Editors' picks from other sources

Issue #18 - March 2014

  • No-one with an undetectable viral load transmits HIV in two years of study
  • STIs greatly increase risk of acquiring HIV in pregnancy
  • Very different levels of PrEP uptake and adherence in three US cities
  • Not having sex with serodiscordant partners is HIV prevention strategy for 40% of gay men
  • One-in-ten HIV-positive gay men report using viral load to decide on condom use
  • More HIV testing and treatment on diagnosis needed to curtail UK gay epidemic
  • NAM/AVAC webinar: the prevention needs of people who use drugs in Europe
  • Other recent news headlines
  • Editors' picks from other sources
  • Community consensus statement
  • HIV prevention bulletin
  • Acknowledgements

Issue #17 - February 2014

  • Home testing
  • Risk factors for LGV identified
  • Gay men’s mental health
  • Attrition in the treatment cascade
  • The limits of individual responsibility
  • Online press conference: HIV treatment as prevention community consensus statement
  • Other recent news headlines
  • HIV treatment as prevention – launch of community consensus statement
  • HIV prevention bulletin
  • Acknowledgements
  • Editors' picks from other sources

Issue #16 - January 2014

  • Gay men run very different risks of HIV; implications for PrEP
  • Big reduction in drug injecting in people who test positive for hepatitis C
  • English study looks at male sex workers
  • Young newly diagnosed gay men in US have high viral loads
  • Testing on hospital admission picks up many new diagnoses
  • Computerised counselling achieves reductions in viral load and risk behaviour
  • NAM/AVAC webinar – HIV prevention research update: what to watch in 2014
  • Other recent news headlines
  • Webinar: what to watch in 2014
  • HIV prevention bulletin
  • Acknowledgements
  • Editors' picks from other sources

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This project has been supported via a grant from Gilead Sciences Europe Ltd, Merck & Co., Inc. and ViiV Healthcare.

Gilead Sciences Europe Ltd, Merck & Co., Inc. and ViiV Healthcare have provided funding for this project and have had no editorial control over the content of the materials.