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Forgotten Negatives: The Limits of Treatment as Prevention

The CDC’s High-Impact Prevention strategy takes aim at the stubborn HIV incidence rate in the United States. The only problem: it doesn’t include an ambitious plan for those at risk for the virus.

Published
02 April 2014
From
Treatment Action Group
Grindr now STD outreach tool

San Mateo County health workers have been creating fake profiles on the online hookup application Grindr to encourage more men who have sex with men to get tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Published
21 March 2014
From
Bay Area Reporter
Younger women not at higher risk of HIV from relationships with older men, South African study finds

Sex with older men is not placing women under 30 at higher risk of HIV infection in rural South Africa, and relationships with older men may even

Published
07 March 2014
By
Keith Alcorn
In the age of Grindr, HIV support needs to get online

Websites and apps such as Grindr and Scruff are booming as a new way for men to meet other men. But the people who seek to inform men about HIV and AIDS are finding they need to think on their feet to keep up with their migration online.

Published
05 March 2014
From
The Conversation
Report Highlights Recommendations to Improve Gay and Bisexual Men’s Sexual Health

As HIV research and prevention tools advance, there remains a critical information gap between health care providers and gay and bisexual men who could benefit most from those new tools. A new report released today by San Francisco AIDS Foundation identifies key steps to eliminate the gap and foster better relationships and communications between providers and clients.

Published
26 February 2014
From
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
10 myths about the AIDS response

Peter Piot has called on the AIDS movement to take a cold, hard look at the lessons learned, and counter what he sees as the dangerous myths that could lead to a collective state of denial.

Published
17 February 2014
From
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
Zambia and Swaziland develop advocacy roadmap to promote behavior change as central to Global Fund proposals

Two southern Africa countries with high generalized HIV prevlance have developed an advocacy roadmap to ensure that behavior change communication campaigns are central to their countries’ proposals for Global Fund grants.

Published
06 February 2014
From
Global Fund Observer
Graphene condoms: super thin and tough, but is that enough to make people have safer sex?

Given that social reasons influence sexual behaviour, new technology such as the graphene condom won’t necessarily improve attitudes toward using condoms. But emphasising pleasure could be a new narrative that encourages some to weigh up the pros and cons a bit differently.

Published
29 January 2014
From
The Conversation
Computerised counselling for patients taking HIV therapy can reduce viral load, improve treatment adherence and reduce rates of risky sex

Computerised counselling can achieve reductions in viral load and HIV transmission risk behaviour, investigators from the United States report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired

Published
13 January 2014
By
Michael Carter
Pre-test HIV risk reduction counselling is not worth the money

A large US randomized control trial of the impact on STI risk of HIV risk reduction counselling in conjunction with the HIV test challenges the view that pre-test counselling constitutes an efficient use of limited resources – at least in the US setting.

Published
02 January 2014
From
BMJ
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