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Gay youth PrEP study finds good retention and reasonable adherence

A US study of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in 200 young gay and bisexual men aged 18-22 found reasonable levels of adherence. Adherence was highest in those

Published
24 July 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Cash to stay in school doesn’t reduce HIV incidence in South African study – but school attendance protected young women against HIV

A conditional cash transfer to the households of adolescent girls to promote school attendance did not reduce HIV incidence in a randomised study in rural South Africa,

Published
22 July 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
ART roll-out in Uganda accompanied by increased rates of HIV disclosure to spouses

Roll-out of antiretroviral treatment (ART) has been accompanied by an increase in the proportion of people living with HIV disclosing their status to spouses, investigators from Uganda report

Published
06 July 2015
By
Michael Carter
AHF's 'Trust Him?' Billboards Aim to Address Infidelity and HIV

A billboard campaign by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) depicts couples in bed asking, 'Trust Him?' or 'Trust Her?'

Published
18 June 2015
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Poz magazine news
Evidence-based policy movement "unhelpful and unscientific"

Dr Flora Cornish, Associate Professor in Qualitative Research Methodology at the London School of Economics, on why the aspirations of the evidence-based policy movement for bottom line answers are unscientific and unhelpful when evaluating the efficacy of community mobilisation in tackling HIV.

Published
01 June 2015
From
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
When Sex Ed Discusses Gender Inequality, Sex Gets Safer

A new study shows a "striking" difference in effectiveness between programs that address gender and power, and those that don't.

Published
01 June 2015
From
The Atlantic
Maligned Study on Gay Unions Is Shaking Trust

In 2012, as same-sex marriage advocates were working to build support in California, Michael LaCour, a political science researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, asked a critical question: Can canvassers with a personal stake in an issue — in this case, gay men and women — actually sway voters’ opinions in a lasting way? Last week, their finding that gay canvassers were in fact powerfully persuasive with people who had voted against same-sex marriage — published in December in Science, one of the world’s leading scientific journals — collapsed amid accusations that Mr. LaCour had misrepresented his study methods and lacked the evidence to back up his findings.

Published
26 May 2015
From
New York Times
Funders' priorities and targets hindered community mobilisation and meaningful participation of sex workers in India

Two qualitative studies, investigating the implementation of a massive programme of HIV prevention through community mobilisation in India, have identified challenges to the rapid scale-up and roll-out

Published
25 May 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Abstinence-only curriculum is not sex education, judge rules

California’s sex-education law prohibits school districts from indoctrinating students on the need to remain celibate before marriage or teaching them that abstinence is the only safe way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, a judge has ruled.

Published
14 May 2015
From
SFGate
Lottery Ticket Approach Leads to Drastic Reduction in HIV Prevalence

Researchers funded by the World Bank arrived at a wildly unorthodox and unexpectedly effective strategy for preventing HIV in the African nation of Lesotho: A lottery program that offered participants an opportunity to win cash on the condition that they tested negative for sexually transmitted infections. “As risky sexual behavior, which is responsible for the vast majority of new HIV infections, also involves a risky gamble, lottery programs may better target those at higher risk of getting infected by HIV,” the authors wrote in a World Bank working paper published in March.

Published
13 May 2015
From
Foreign Policy
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