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Drug use strongly associated with sex, condomless sex and STIs in gay men living with HIV in England

A large survey of gay and bisexual men living with HIV and attending eight sexual health clinics in England has found that half of them had used

Published
16 September 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Learning about additional HIV prevention methods doesn’t undermine gay men’s intentions to use condoms

Health promotion interventions can combine information about condoms and alternative biomedical prevention methods without undermining attitudes and intentions to use condoms, according to an experimental study published in

Published
15 September 2014
By
Roger Pebody
HIV testing rates are improving in African people in England

Data from two large, community surveys of African people living in England suggest that the proportion of people who have recently tested for HIV has increased over

Published
08 September 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Are "Sugar Daddies" to Blame for HIV Transmission in Africa?

It was long assumed that a major driver of the vastly greater prevalence of HIV infection in Zimbabwe, South Africa and other epicenters of the African HIV epidemic is intergeneratioal sex - sepcifically, young women having sexual realtionships with older "sugar daddies". Contrary to expectations, a recent high-quality, longitudinal study showed that participation in intergenerational sex did not impact the likelihood of contracting HIV infection.

Published
05 September 2014
From
Scientific American
Arab Region Has World’s Fastest Growing HIV Epidemic

At a time when HIV rates have stabilised or declined elsewhere, the epidemic is still advancing in the Arab world, exacerbated by factors such as political unrest, conflict, poverty and lack of awareness due to social taboos.

Published
01 September 2014
From
Inter Press Service
Teen Anal Sex Study: 6 Unexpected Findings

Anal sex can hurt, that much seems clear. But a new study of British teenagers also reveals a few aspects of this sexual activity that are perhaps more surprising.

Published
18 August 2014
From
Live Science
The black HIV epidemic: A public health mystery—and love story—from Atlanta’s gay community

A journey with the researchers and citizens struggling with the troubling disparity in HIV diagnoses.

Published
04 August 2014
From
Washington Post
HIV in America has disproportionately hurt blacks — even after treatment

The story of HIV in America, in 8 charts.

Published
04 August 2014
From
Washington Post
US: Annual HIV diagnosis rates have 'decreased by more than 30%'

From 2002-2011, the annual HIV diagnosis rate decreased by more than 30%, according to CDC data. However, rising rates of HIV are detected in some groups, particularly young men.

Published
04 August 2014
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
Half of young gay men in Bangkok who aren't consistent condom users acquire HIV within five years of starting sex

A survey of young gay men and transgender women in Bangkok has found that HIV incidence is running at 9% a year in those who don’t use

Published
28 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
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