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Psychologists Welcome Analysis Casting Doubt on Their Work

The field of psychology sustained a damaging blow Thursday: A new analysis found that only 36 percent of findings from almost 100 studies in the top three psychology journals held up when the original experiments were rigorously redone.

Published
4 hours ago
From
New York Times
Unsafe drug use behind HIV boom in Malaysian fishermen

Twelve per cent of Malaysian fishermen tested HIV positive — a figure that rose to 24 per cent among injection drug users. In comparison, just one in every 200 people is HIV positive in the general Malaysian population.

Published
25 August 2015
From
Sci.dev.net
New HIV cases soar in Florida

The number of reported HIV cases in Florida has jumped 23 percent so far this year, the biggest increase in a continuing upward trend that began in 2012 after several years of decreases. The proportion of Floridians infected with the disease is at its highest in seven years. Experts say the reasons include a decreased fear of dying from AIDS, subpar attempts at safe-sex education and disease prevention, and increased use of injected drugs such as heroin.

Published
07 August 2015
From
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Younger gay men have much lower risk of acquiring HIV than previous generations, but racial disparities persist

An innovative analysis of HIV trends in the Seattle area has found that gay men who were born in the early 1960s had the highest lifetime

Published
23 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
'Nuanced' sero-adaptive behaviours being used by Australian and American gay men

There is evidence that some groups of Australian and American gay men are considering HIV-positive partners’ undetectable viral load and the time elapsed since an HIV-negative partner

Published
22 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Test and treat studies and African countries showing that 90-90-90 targets are achievable

Health services in some African countries including Botswana, Rwanda and Malawi are now providing effective HIV treatment to a greater proportion of their HIV-positive citizens than the

Published
20 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
San Francisco Sees Declines in New HIV Infections and Deaths of People with HIV

Experts agree that the decline in new infections is due to a combination of factors including widespread testing, early antiretroviral therapy (ART), and possibly pre-exposure prophylaxis -- although PrEP is probably too recent to have had a substantial effect yet.

Published
17 July 2015
From
HIVandHepatitis.com
Sex on premises

In news that will shock absolutely no-one, gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM) enjoy having sex. Often, we’re not too fussed where – bedrooms, backrooms, bathrooms – so much so that commercial operations exist to provide gay men the opportunity to show up, fuck and leave.

Published
15 July 2015
From
Archer
How are drugs changing the way London's gay men have sex?

An in-depth investigation into the men, meth and mechanics of the city's ‘chemsex’ communities.

Published
15 July 2015
From
Dazed
Preventing HIV in the UK heterosexual population

It is time to think again about which heterosexuals acquire HIV in the UK and how we can best meet their prevention needs.

Published
13 July 2015
From
National AIDS Trust
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