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Behaviour change interventions in HIV prevention: is there still a place for them?

A meta-analysis of studies of brief interventions to reduce HIV risk behaviour in HIV-negative gay men has concluded that there is evidence that such techniques did have

Published
12 April 2017
By
Gus Cairns
What's Reckless About a Campaign to Prevent HIV?

F*ck w/out Fear is the tagline of the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s new campaign to raise awareness about pre-exposure prophylaxis. We should be lauding a campaign that’s helping to boost awareness and the use of PrEP rather than taking its tagline out of context and complaining about language some find vulgar.

Published
03 April 2017
From
The Advocate
Frame PrEP as part of a ‘healthy sex life’ for better adherence

Brief, empowering messaging around pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can lead to better medication adherence, new research has found. When PrEP counselors framed PrEP as part of a healthy sex life, new PrEP clients were significantly more likely to have high levels of adherence to the medication. This was true even among demographics that typically struggle with adherence including young people and people of color.

Published
27 March 2017
From
BETA blog
What is safe sex now? Does it include undetectable viral load and PrEP?

Treatment as prevention and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) provide new ways to safely avoid HIV, but this poses challenges to the ways in which communities understand

Published
28 February 2017
By
Roger Pebody
How should HIV self-testing services be provided?

Chairing a session on HIV self-testing at the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle this week, Joanne Stekler said that much is already known about

Published
17 February 2017
By
Roger Pebody
A benign circle: how a combination of factors has reduced HIV infections in one of the hardest-hit parts of Africa

HIV incidence has started to tumble in one of the best-studied groups of people in Africa, the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2017) heard

Published
14 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
New ACON campaign shows there's now more to safe sex than just condoms

Whilst condoms are mainstay of preventing HIV infections, ACON is sending a message that with options such as PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) becoming more commonplace and UVL (undetectable viral load) a common catchphrase, there are other approaches to preventing transmission that don’t always involve a condom.

Published
13 February 2017
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Gay News Network
Why Nobody's Funding the HIV-Prevention Strategy Ten Times More Effective than PrEP

"I've seen funding go towards PrEP, and reluctance to fund programs that promote the full benefits of viral suppression," Bruce Richman says. "Funders don't want to do something that's risky. We were told by one foundation they wouldn't fund us because they were concerned about being sued." Richman says that a major goal of undetectability awareness campaigns is to educate healthcare professionals.

Published
23 January 2017
From
Vice
Blunt new PrEP campaign urges folks to 'F*ck Without Fear'

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is using raw and real language in its latest safe-sex campaign: ‘F*ck w/out Fear, PrEP Here.’ The bold new campaign includes a billboard in the heart of West Hollywood.

Published
09 January 2017
From
Gay Star News
French HIV-prevention campaign for gay men heads to court

Conservative mayors are trying to censor a French government campaign advocating safe sex among gay men, and the country’s health minister is taking them to court.

Published
23 November 2016
From
Politico
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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