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Why over 45s are at risk of sexually transmitted infections – new findings

Our research with heterosexual men and women in Glasgow aged between 45 and 65 explored not only what middle-aged adults know about HIV and other STIs but also the social circumstances surrounding that knowledge.

Published
05 December 2016
From
The Conversation
Why male couples should think about HIV in their relationships

Recent research by my team showed that gay men in relationships perceive themselves to be at less risk of HIV and test less frequently for HIV than single men, despite frequent non-use of condoms with their main partners.

Published
05 December 2016
From
The Conversation
Hepatitis C Sheds Enough in the Rectum to Transmit Through Anal Sex

Researchers have come up with the first direct evidence that enough hepatitis C virus (HCV) sheds into the rectums of HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) to transmit directly to another man’s penis during anal sex, even when no blood is present.

Published
30 November 2016
From
Poz
Grindr, Largest Gay Hookup App, Adds Fields for HIV Status, Undetectable, and PrEP Use

Grindr, a popular app for gay and bisexual men, announced today the addition of optional HIV-related fields in user profiles, such as HIV status (including undetectable), last HIV test date, and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use.

Published
10 November 2016
From
The Body
Men with HIV and men on PrEP in Boston see large increase in sexually transmitted infections

Rates of gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia have risen steeply at Fenway Health in Boston since 2011, according to a presentation last week at IDWeek in New Orleans.

Published
03 November 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Do people living with HIV who have an undetectable viral load need to wear condoms?

In the face of extensive research showing that people living with HIV who are on antiretroviral therapy (ART) with stable undetectable viral load have an extremely low

Published
02 November 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
STD rates sharply rise in U.S. says CDC – Will misinformation from PrEP critics prevail?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just published a report on the rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in 2015, finding the highest number of case reports on these infections in 20 years and a steep increase over the last reported period in 2014. Is this a cause for concern? Absolutely. But, as will inevitably be the case, there are going to be questions about whether increasing use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is to blame and the answer is pretty conclusively “no” as far as one can tell from the available data and the CDC as much as says so.

Published
25 October 2016
From
Project Inform
Vaginal and rectal bacteria may have a big influence on HIV transmission and microbicide efficacy

A number of presentations at the 2016 HIV Research for Prevention Conference (HIVR4P) in Chicago looked at the influence vaginal bacteria have on HIV susceptibility, and one

Published
20 October 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Anal sex may transmit four in ten HIV infections in US women at high risk

A study presented at the 2016 HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) Conference in Chicago, USA suggests that, in women at high risk of HIV infection, 40% or

Published
19 October 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Chemsex: fuelling STDs

Dr Ann Sullivan: "While we need to recognise that chemsex is here to stay, it could be much safer. People need to be kept informed about the risks and helped to avoid the pitfalls,and specialised services need to be easily accessible and acceptable to those who encounter problems."

Published
12 October 2016
From
The Hippocratic Post
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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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