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Nearly half of young gay men in Bangkok not using condoms consistently 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
Most gay men who don’t use condoms are mindful of HIV and attempt to reduce their risk

Three-quarters of Australian gay and bisexual men who report unprotected anal intercourse with casual male partners say that they “often” or “always” employ some sort of risk

Published
25 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
How will people use PrEP? iPrEx users talk condoms, pills, anxiety and relief

Interviews with participants in the US sites of the iPrEx study of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) show that participants who took it mainly used it as an additional

Published
25 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
The more drugs gay men have taken, the more likely they are to have unprotected sex

The probability of gay men in England having unprotected anal intercourse is strongly associated with the number of recreational drugs they have taken at the time, according

Published
25 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Tackling moral judgments about sex and sexuality is vital for HIV prevention

Scientific advances in biomedical prevention and treatment will not reach transgender people, men who have sex with men (MSM) and other populations with the greatest needs

Published
25 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
HIV is increasing in gay men in London because of lack of testing, comparative study finds

A study presented at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne today compared the HIV epidemics in gay men in San Francisco, US and London,

Published
24 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Could HIV treatment mean safer sex?

A meta-analysis of every study that has looked at the sexual behaviour of people after starting HIV treatment has found not a single instance of so-called

Published
24 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Australia’s HIV transmission rate falls

New data out of the Kirby Institute shows that the rate of HIV transmission in Australia has fallen, returning to a downward trend that has been the norm for more than a decade. So why are the papers saying that HIV infections are ‘at an 20-year high‘?

Published
18 July 2014
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HIV Incidence In Australia Is The Highest In 20 Years, And Many Are Being Diagnosed Too Late

Last year 1,235 new cases of the virus were diagnosed and reported across Australia. While the rates in the past two years have remained stable, the number of cases detected in 2013 represents a 70% increase over the number of people in 1999, which was when diagnoses were at their lowest.

Published
18 July 2014
From
Business Insider
HIV prevention needs to support gay men to discuss HIV status and risk, especially in relationships

Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Scotland rarely talk explicitly about HIV status with their sexual partners, but make sexual decisions based

Published
09 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
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