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Pope Francis' View on Contraception Could Impact AIDS Work

Catholic organizations around the world are still digesting how the selection of Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, now Pope Francis , might impact their work, and that includes disease-prevention efforts.

Published
15 March 2013
From
ABC News
Putting the Nail in the Coffin of Condom-Only HIV Prevention

Dearly beloved, we gather here to say our goodbyes. For over thirty years, condoms have been our only lifesavers in the face of HIV. But as if we needed any additional evidence of the need to turn the page, it came in the form of a seemingly banal conference presentation this week in Atlanta at the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.

Published
08 March 2013
From
Frontiers LA
Consistent condom use in anal sex stops 70% of HIV infections, study finds

An analysis by Dawn Smith of the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported at the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013) on

Published
04 March 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Analysis: Condoms continue to confound Uganda

The condom has played a central role in Uganda's official HIV prevention strategy for over two decades, but the country has yet to get it right, with condom use declining and the government unable to meet what demand does exist.

Published
01 March 2013
From
IRIN PlusNews
Gays can't have sex

'Gays can’t have sex. We can have only “safer sex” or “protected sex” (where condoms or any other form of barriers are used). The sad part of “protected sex” is that it implies that sex between men is not safe,...' - psychotherapiast Marco Posadas ponders whether 'safer sex' is having a damaging effect on gay men's self-image.

Published
22 February 2013
From
Xtra!
Lack of “lube” hurts HIV prevention

Safer-sex messaging on condoms is universal; but the generally poor availability and awareness around lubricants is hindering HIV prevention, health activists warn.

Published
21 February 2013
From
IRIN Plus News
Saving Safe Sex: An Interview With Richard Berkowitz

The writer of the first safer sex manifesto for gay men talks about PrEP, gay culture and the profile documentary Sex Positive.

Published
19 February 2013
From
Huffington Post (blog)
Fall in condom use behind HIV rise

A fall in the proportion of gay and bisexual men using condoms is behind the rise in HIV infections in those groups in the UK, say researchers.

Published
18 February 2013
From
BBC Health
Condoms used in one-in-four heterosexual encounters in the US

A quarter of heterosexual adults in the United States used a condom the last time they had vaginal sex, researchers from Indiana University have found. Respondents generally reported that

Published
17 February 2013
By
Gus Cairns
IRMA Issues Global Call to Action: We Demand Answers on Lubricant Safety

More than 30 years into the HIV pandemic, we don’t know whether sexual lubricants increase, decrease or have no impact on the risk of acquiring HIV and other STIs. This is unacceptable. We demand answers on lubricant safety. We demand a Lubricant Safety Research Agenda.

Published
15 February 2013
From
International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA)

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