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Young Men With Detectable Viral Loads More Likely to Engage in Risky Behavior

A new study on HIV-positive men and transgender women who have sex with men reported that participants with detectable viral loads were more likely to have anal sex without condoms than those who were virally suppressed, and that condom use was closely related to substance abuse. The study examined participants age 15 to 26 across the US from 2009 to 2012. Among those who had detectable viral loads, a full 44 percent reported condomless sex, a significant percentage higher than those who were virally suppressed but had condomless sex (which was only 25 percent).

Published
05 January 2016
From
HIVPlusMag
Indian-American woman develops 'Super Condom' that stops HIV transmission even after breaking

Aiming to increase global use of condoms as a way to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS, researchers including an Indian-American professor have developed a new non-latex condom which contains antioxidants and can kill the deadly virus even after breaking.

Published
16 December 2015
From
Daily News & Analysis
Australian survey finds that less than a third of gay men have committed relationships with just one partner

A large survey conducted through gay dating sites and Facebook in Australia has found that previous surveys may have overestimated the proportion of gay men who are

Published
03 December 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Pope: There Are Bigger Issues Than Condoms and HIV

Pope Francis has dismissed a question about whether condoms can be condoned in the fight against AIDS by saying there are more important issues confronting the world, like malnutrition, environmental exploitation and the lack of safe drinking water.

Published
01 December 2015
From
ABC News
Durex wants to make a condom emoji for safer sexting

That's the problem Durex set out to tackle with its new #CondomEmoji campaign, which ambitiously sets out to petition the unicode consortium — the governing body over which objects get to be immortalized as pictograms, among other things — to add a new contraceptive to the official roster of sanctioned emojis.

Published
23 November 2015
From
Mashable
'The Fact That I Have HIV Is Not Because Of What I Did - It's Because Of What I Didn't Do'

UK activist Angelina Namiba talks to Marie Claire about her HIV: "People still ask me ‘how I got’ HIV, almost assuming that I must have done something wrong. But HIV doesn’t discriminate, no matter whether you’re rich or poor, young or old, black or white, you name it. The fact that I have HIV is not because of what I did, it’s because of what I didn’t do. And what I didn’t do is what millions of young people are not doing in this world today – they’re not using a condom."

Published
19 November 2015
From
Marie Claire
How do we maximise global HIV treatment access? IAPAC Care Continuum Guidelines make recommendations

IAPAC, the International Association of Practitioners in AIDS Care, has issued a set of guidelines that aims to establish a common set of best practices to ensure

Published
09 November 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Mandating Condoms In Porn Is Bad for Public Health

A few days ago, a statewide ballot measure requiring that adult film actors wear condoms qualified for the 2016 ballot. While perhaps superficially appealing, this measure is terrible for public health, and we need to defeat it. It’s a gimmick measure that has no support in the HIV advocacy community other than from its sponsoring organization, the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which also opposed and advocated against pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), perhaps the most powerful HIV preventative in existence.

Published
07 November 2015
From
Medium
Condom shortage hampers India's AIDS fight

Government data released last week showed about two-thirds of India's 31 state AIDS units had less than a month's supply of condoms. The shortages come after Prime Minister Narendra Modi slashed federal AIDS funding in February by a fifth.

Published
06 November 2015
From
Reuters
London clinic survey shows impact of chemsex on condom and PEP use

A survey of gay men in London using drugs during sex – chemsex – has shown high levels of unprotected sex and hepatitis C among both HIV-positive

Published
27 October 2015
By
Keith Alcorn

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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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