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HPV16 highly prevalent among HIV-positive MSM in France and strongly associated with high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions

HIV-positive gay men in France have a very high prevalence of anal infection with strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) associated with a high risk of

Published
19 February 2018
By
Michael Carter
Understanding that undetectable equals untransmissible improves people's sex lives

People who understood it was impossible to pass on HIV with an undetectable viral load experienced intimacy and connection with their sexual partners.

Published
14 February 2018
From
Gay Star News
Contraception, HIV and control over black women’s bodies

The apartheid-era practices of injecting women with a controversial contraceptive called Depo-Provera without their consent, is persisting today, according to multiple reports from activists, health workers and women who use public health.

Published
12 February 2018
From
Daily Maverick
HPV Vaccine For Gay And Bisexual Men Is Long Overdue But It’s Not Enough To Protect Everyone From Preventable Cancers

Terrence Higgins Trust believes the HPV vaccine should be provided through a gender-neutral school-based vaccination programme, in line with the current programme for girls. This would mean every child, regardless of gender or sexuality, can enter the adult world with their risk of HPV significantly reduced.

Published
07 February 2018
From
Huffington Post
Gonorrhea in China shows waning susceptibility to WHO-recommended antibiotics

(PLOS) Neisseria gonorrhoeae strains resistant to azithromycin and/or with decreased susceptibility to ceftriaxone are common in China, according to a prevalence study published this week in PLOS Medicine. The study also showed that the prevalence of dual resistance in N. gonorrhoeae isolates increased from 2013 to 2016. The results suggest that dual therapy with azithromycin and ceftriaxone, recommended by WHO and many countries to treat gonorrhea, may not prove effective in China.

Published
07 February 2018
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Reproductive health of HIV-positive women in Switzerland being neglected, says study

HIV-positive women in Switzerland are mainly relying on male condoms for contraception, investigators report in HIV Medicine. Two-thirds of reproductive age women reported using contraception,

Published
06 February 2018
By
Michael Carter
England: HPV vaccination programme for men who have sex with men

The government has confirmed that it will introduce a nationwide HPV vaccination programme for men aged 45 or younger who have sex with other men. It will be rolled out in phases from April 2018.

Published
06 February 2018
From
Public Health England
An epidemic of bullshit

Two or three times a year, there’ll be a report released on how many new sexually transmitted infections were diagnosed in the previous year. Usually there’s an up-tick in something and media coverage follows like, well, clockwork. Just as predictable are the narratives invoked to contextualise the findings - online dating, hookup apps, ‘complacency as a result of improvements to HIV treatment', decreased condom use and more young people travelling overseas.

Published
31 January 2018
From
Overland
600 people a week turned away from oversubscribed sexual health clinics at one London NHS trust

Dr Mark Lawton of the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV said the data showing hundreds of people are being turned away from clinic at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Trust alone are the “tip of the iceberg”. “The figures don’t count those who didn’t get through the doors because they were closed,” he told the Standard.

Published
30 January 2018
From
Evening Standard
London sexual health clinics 'oversubscribed'

Sexual health clinics in central London say they have had to turn patients away due to increased pressures on services. Six clinics have closed in the last 12 months, and there have been delays to the rollout of an online self-testing system.

Published
24 January 2018
From
BBC
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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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