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Being black and gay: how intersectional stigma impacts on the uptake of PrEP

Qualitative research published in the July issue of Social Science & Medicine by Dr Katherine Quinn and colleagues at the Center for AIDS Intervention Research highlights how

Published
17 May 2019
By
Krishen Samuel
A mystery illness killed a boy in 1969. Years later, doctors learned what it was: AIDS

The 16-year-old boy had the kind of illness that wouldn't be familiar to doctors for years: He was weak and emaciated, rife with stubborn infections and riddled with rare cancerous lesions known as Kaposi's sarcoma, a skin disease found in elderly men of Mediterranean descent. The boy, Robert Rayford, died on May 15, 1969, in St. Louis. It would be more than a decade before doctors started seeing similar cases among gay men in New York and California. In 1982, with the numbers of sick surging, the disease got a name: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

Published
16 May 2019
From
New Zealand Herald
Despite Uptick, Black and Latinx People Have Relatively Low Participation in HIV Vaccine Trials

Black and Latinx people historically have not willfully participated in clinical trials in high numbers. Medical mistrust of research and health care institutions has long been a problem for conducting biomedical research. So what's causing the racial disparities in research participation, and what are researchers doing about it?

Published
14 May 2019
From
The Body Pro
Black women in the USA continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, but there’s evidence that the gap may be slowly starting to close

New analysis from the US CDC quantifies the number of new HIV infections that might have been prevented in the absence of racial disparities, indicating how the effects of race on HIV infection may be changing

Published
10 May 2019
From
AVERT
HIV infection rates in New South Wales hit record low, but there are concerns

The number of new HIV cases in NSW has dropped to their lowest level since 1984, but NSW Health would not say whether it will hit its target of "virtually" eliminating the disease by 2020.

Published
23 April 2019
From
Sydney Morning Herald
Older black HIV-positive women have more mental distress than other women with HIV, but get less help for it

A study looking at women aged over 45 living with HIV in the UK has found that while black African and Caribbean women experience greater social isolation

Published
17 April 2019
By
Gus Cairns
Racism, marginalisation and PrEP stereotypes affect PrEP uptake for black MSM in London

Black men who have sex with men (MSM) in London experience a unique set of motivations and barriers to using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), according to the results

Published
09 April 2019
By
Krishen Samuel
HIV hitting Latino men in California at an alarming rate

“One in four Latino men in the Valley in 2020 who have sex with men will test positive for HIV in their lifetimes,” said Oscar Lopez, vice president of policy, advocacy, education and communication for the Valley AIDS Council. Lopez just returned from the 2019 NHPC Hispanic/Latin MSM and Trans Latina Meeting with the CDC in Atlanta. Latino leaders met to discuss a plan of action in response to staggering numbers released in October by the CDC.

Published
01 April 2019
From
The Monitor
Ten Black Transgender Women to Watch

Whether organizing marches and protests, lobbying lawmakers or leading social justice campaigns, Black transgender women are leading the fight for equality and human and civil rights for trans and gender-nonconforming people of color. Here are ten Black trans women nationwide whom other trans women identify as making major moves.

Published
01 April 2019
From
TheBody.com
My PrEP Story: Phil (part 3)

There is not enough research specifically on black queer men and what the motivations and barriers are for us accessing or not accessing PrEP. Charlie Witzel, a research fellow from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine lead a new study on this to find out how to design specifically targeted programs and services that help black queer men to take PrEP

Published
27 March 2019
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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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