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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”.

Published
25 May 2016
From
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.

Published
24 May 2016
By
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.

Published
17 May 2016
From
GayNZ.com
'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.

Published
13 April 2016
From
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.

Published
29 March 2016
From
Poz
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.

Published
09 March 2016
From
PATH
Condom use in French PrEP trial: half only used PrEP, a quarter used condoms and PrEP, one in six used neither

An analysis of condom use in the placebo-controlled phase of the French IPERGAY trial of intermittent pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic

Published
26 February 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Modern HIV Prevention: What’s Next For Women?

The vaginal ring is one more addition to an already exciting array of antiretroviral-based biomedical options in the prevention toolbox that has ushered in a new era in HIV prevention.

Published
26 February 2016
From
International AIDS Society
Discovering Your Sexual Personality In a New Era of HIV

For the first time in generations, we have a chance to reclaim our sexual personality. For so long, sex brought death; now, sex can bring us to life again. Bur first, we have to re-teach our emotional brains. We have to break free from our chains and re-imagine our sexuality. How can we do this?

Published
20 February 2016
From
BETA blog
Porn condom requirement is killed, but adult film industry faces more safety measures

One after another, scores of people who make porn films for a living pleaded their case to California workplace safety officials: Don't force condoms or safety goggles or other devices designed to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases on them because those devices will simply stop people from watching porn films and soon they'll have no jobs at all.

Published
20 February 2016
From
Los Angeles Times
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