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The toughest battle in the fight against Aids? There is still one region where infection rates are on the rise

The HIV crisis in eastern Europe and central Asia – which gathered pace in the two decades following the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991 – has now reached epidemic proportions. It prompted anti-Aids campaigners and activists to issue a stark warning at last month’s global Aids conference in Amsterdam that the region’s HIV crisis risks “exploding”.

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The final frontier in the fight against Aids? There is still one region where HIV infection rates are on the rise

Huge global progress has been made in tackling an epidemic which has claimed over 35 million lives since the 1980s. But there’s one region in the world where infection rates from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – the pathogen that causes Aids – have been quietly rising in recent years. The HIV crisis in eastern Europe and central Asia – which gathered pace in the two decades following the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991 – has now reached epidemic proportions.

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20 hours ago
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Daily Telegraph
PrEP use taking off in Thailand and Vietnam

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use is accelerating among men who have sex with men and transgender women in two south-east Asian countries where it is receiving

Published
13 August 2018
By
Gus Cairns
How age and ethnicity impact HIV testing

Researchers in California argue that interventions are urgently needed to reach older adults and Hispanics to address HIV testing and beliefs. Older adults, in particular women, did not see themselves at risk of HIV.

Published
06 August 2018
From
Science Daily
Increase in STIs in PrEP users is concentrated in a minority of men and is partly due to more STI screening

There were significant increases in bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in gay and bisexual men taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for the first time in Victoria, Australia, but

Published
01 August 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Series of HIV outbreaks in people who inject drugs shows that ‘complacency is the new problem’

There have been outbreaks of rapid HIV transmission among people who inject drugs in Athens, Bucharest, Dublin, Glasgow, Luxembourg, Tel Aviv, Saskatchewan (Canada) and Scott County (Indiana,

Published
27 July 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Motsoaledi blames lack of sex ed in schools after latest HIV results

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaeledi has again raised his concerns about the lack of sexual and reproductive education at schools, after the results of a national HIV survey showed that young people are still at risk.

Published
18 July 2018
From
Health24
HIV is not the only risk – using condoms or getting tested can pose risks to trust and relationships

Perceptions of risk are crucial in explaining why people do or do not make use of HIV-prevention interventions. But considerations of risk need to go

Published
06 July 2018
By
Roger Pebody
The End of Safe Gay Sex?

June is Pride Month, a ripe time to reflect on one of the most startling facts about our sexual culture today: Condom use is all but disappearing among large numbers of gay men.

Published
27 June 2018
From
New York Times
Dispelling the Bad Myths about PrEP in that New York Times Op-Ed

What to do with Patrick William Kelly’s New York Times op-ed “The End of Safe Gay Sex?,” whose headline is built on the assumption that the only kind of safe sex is that which is had with condoms, and whose argument is based on the idea that PrEP is doing a disservice the population whose lives it is protecting.

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27 June 2018
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Jezebel
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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