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HIV prevention for black African people in the UK is under-resourced and needs to be scaled up

NAT (National AIDS Trust) argues in a recent report that although black African communities in the UK are disproportionately affected by HIV, “the HIV-related needs of black

Published
12 August 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Intimate partner violence intervention reduces HIV incidence and violence against women

Integrating intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention strategies into HIV prevention programming led to a significant reduction in HIV incidence and in women’s experience of physical and sexual violence

Published
07 August 2014
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Treatment as prevention may not work in Africa without couples counselling

A study from Zambia has found that a programme of couples voluntary counselling and testing (CVCT), in which male/female couples are counselled together before testing for HIV

Published
23 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Cash transfers plus care halve HIV risk behaviours in South African adolescents

Combining unconditional economic support in the form of government cash transfers, school feeding and food gardens, and psychosocial support (positive parenting and teacher social support) reduced incidence of

Published
22 July 2014
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
In treatment as prevention era, health communication plays new and critical role

When biomedical answers have supplanted behavior change messages as the most promising measures of preventing HIV transmission, what is the role of health communication in confronting the epidemic now?

Published
18 July 2014
From
Science Speaks
The Failure of the ABC Approach to HIV Prevention

For close to 25 years the standard HIV prevention strategy was the ABC sexual behaviour change strategy: Abstain, be Faithful, and use Condoms. Today, this ‘old’ strategy has all but faded into the background, with only condoms remaining on the tick-list of ‘to do’s’. The evidence was clear: New infections continued to rise steadily year after year, regardless of ABC. The 2012 South African Department of Health Antenatal Study confirms this.

Published
08 July 2014
From
Communications Initiative
HIV Experts Look To Video Games, Chat Rooms, And Social Media To Help Promote Prevention

A study out of Columbia University School of Nursing has revealed that HIV prevention tips spread through video games, text messages, chat rooms, and social media have been linked to less risky sexual behavior and more HIV testing among gay and bisexual men.

Published
25 June 2014
From
Medical Daily
Health interventions in online cruising environments more acceptable when they take a 'passive' approach

A survey of men who have sex with men in Scotland has found that sexual health promotion is acceptable in online cruising environments such as Gaydar and

Published
20 June 2014
By
Roger Pebody
New videos combat HIV stigma with human stories

A BRAND new series of videos that aims to break down the stigma surrounding HIV has just been released by HIV Foundation Queensland.

Published
18 June 2014
From
Sydney Star Observer
Condomless Sex and Gay Men

Perhaps the alarming reaction to PrEP is not surprising. Our culture has always had harsh words for gay men, women, or anyone who wasn’t a heterosexual man who exhibited and acted upon strong sexual appetites outside of traditional marriage.

Published
06 June 2014
From
Psychology Today
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