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With 20 Billion Condoms and 3 Million People on PrEP, Could We Reach the UNAIDS HIV Prevention Goal in 5 Years?

Can we reduce the total number of new HIV infections that happen worldwide every year, from 2 million to 500,000—in five years?

19 July 2016
BETA blog
Placing pleasure at the heart of safe sex

There’s a new sex toy in town – an erotic accessory that increases sexual pleasure and keeps you safe. Because it’s such a potent weapon in combatting HIV the government is distributing them to all corners of the country. Now they just have to persuade young people to use them.

21 June 2016
Durex condoms withdrawn in Russia

Russia has banned the widely popular Durex condoms over a bureaucratic issue regarding the products’ registration, according to the country’s health authorities.

17 June 2016
The Guardian
Kremlin Experts Blame Condoms for Russian HIV Epidemic

Kremlin-backed experts have described condoms as the main cause of Russia HIV epidemic, the Kommersant newspaper reported Tuesday. The report from the Russian Institute for Strategic Research (RISR) described the country's HIV problem as part of information war against Russia.

01 June 2016
Moscow Times
Demon or savior? Aids activist at war to make condoms in porn the law

At the entrance to the Aids Healthcare Foundation, a staffer wears a red T-shirt bearing the slogan “Condoms are Cool”. Down the hallway is the office of Michael Weinstein, the forthright head of the billion-dollar not-for-profit organization who is the first to volunteer that he is regarded as a “condom Nazi”.

25 May 2016
The Guardian
American gay men’s use of condoms has been falling for a decade, regardless of serosorting or PrEP

There has been a long-term decline in condom use by American gay men, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report in AIDS.

24 May 2016
Roger Pebody
New Zealand: "Community, testing and meds will stop HIV"

A concerted community response, testing, drug treatments and condoms are all now needed if NZ is to see the end of the HIV epidemic, according to the New Zealand AIDS Foundation. Although the organisation initially resisted reliance on drug-based prevention approaches, in recent years it has cautiously embraced the techniques.

17 May 2016
'Female' Condoms Cost Too Much: A Call for HIV Prevention Equality for Receptive Sex Partners

What if female condoms cost the same as male condoms? The FC2 (the only female condom brand currently available in the U.S.) typically costs between $2 to $3.50 each, three to four times that of a typical male condom selling commercially for less than $1.

13 April 2016
The Body
PrEP’s arrival in San Francisco coincided with accelerated increase in sexual risk taking in gay and bi men

The recent upswing in use of Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among men who have sex with men (MSM) in San Francisco coincided with an acceleration in the already increasing rates of sexual risk taking and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among this population. Whether PrEP’s uptake among local men has in fact influenced the change in these rates, however, remains unclear.

29 March 2016
An important step toward increasing global access to next-generation female condom

Woman’s Condom achieves WHO/UNFPA prequalification: The Woman’s Condom, a new female condom designed to be easy to use and more acceptable to women and their partners, has been prequalified by the World Health Organization (WHO)/United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The approval marks a critical step forward in expanding options for female-initiated dual protection from pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV.

09 March 2016
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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