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Model shows potential for substantial long-term HIV risk for serodifferent couples, even with new prevention tools

A mathematical model derived from current knowledge about the efficacy of various different prevention strategies has found that, based on these data, the risk of HIV transmission

Published
27 May 2014
By
Michael Carter
Unsafe sex: why everyone's at it

They pay their bills, hold down careers – so why are young people taking risks when it comes to sex? We talk to the women (and men) ditching contraception and trusting in luck.

Published
24 May 2014
From
The Guardian
CDC Launches New Campaign - "Start Talking. Stop HIV." - for Gay and Bisexual Men

The campaign encourages gay and bisexual men to talk to their sexual partners about HIV testing, HIV status, condoms, PrEP, PEP and antiretroviral therapy.

Published
22 May 2014
From
AIDS.gov
Advocating Pill, U.S. Signals Shift to Prevent AIDS

Federal health officials recommended Wednesday that hundreds of thousands of Americans at risk for AIDS take a daily pill that has been shown to prevent infection with the virus that causes it. If broadly followed, the advice could transform AIDS prevention in the United States — from reliance on condoms, which are effective but unpopular with many men, to a regimen that relies on an antiretroviral drug.

Published
15 May 2014
From
New York Times
NYPD To Stop Seizing Condoms As Evidence Of Prostitution

The New York Police Department will no longer confiscate unused condoms from suspected sex workers to be used as evidence of prostitution, ending a longstanding practice that had been criticized by civil rights groups for undermining efforts to combat AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.

Published
12 May 2014
From
Huffington Post
Condoms rebranded in South Africa as HIV infections rise

South Africa is seeking to rebrand its free condoms to appeal to young people after a new study showed rising HIV infections and flagging contraception use, the health department said on Thursday.

Published
04 April 2014
From
Yahoo News
‘Electric Eel’ digital condom promises to make sparks fly in the bedroom

In response to the Gates Foundation challenge to create a next-generation condom, a pair of PhD students have created a “digital condom”: a prophylactic that sends electrical impulses through the material to create pleasurable sensations.

Published
25 February 2014
From
The Independent
'Female condoms': what's in a name?

Driven by dissatisfaction with conventional male condoms, Donte Smith is one of a sizable minority of gay men who are opting to use the female condom for anal sex, even though it has been designed and tested only for vaginal sex.

Published
25 February 2014
From
Poz
Fuck poz guys!

Marc-André LeBlanc asks if you’re a neg guy is it safer to have sex with poz guys or neg guys? Limit your condomless sex to poz guys with undetectable viral loads and avoid condomless sex with casual negative partners he suggests.

Published
11 February 2014
From
Positive Lite
California Porn Film Company Is Fined $78,000 for Condom Policy, Other Workplace Safety Violations

The Star Tribune reported that California state safety officials fined a San Francisco-based pornography company $78,000 for allowing performers to have on-camera intercourse without using condoms.

Published
04 February 2014
From
CDC National Prevention Information Network

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