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We Aren’t the Sex Police: What PrEP Providers Say About Condoms & STIs

The potent protection from HIV afforded by Truvada as PrEP allows men to have sex with less worry and fear of HIV. But some worry that the inclusion of PrEP as a public health strategy will lead people to abandon condoms—which still have a role to play in further reducing risk of HIV and other STIs. BETA wanted to know—what do PrEP providers think? How do these practitioners, who see clients every three months for sexual health screenings and STI testing, talk to their clients about condom use, STIs and navigating the complicated landscape of protected, or safer, sex?

Published
30 January 2016
From
BETA blog
The Latest Study on Depo-Provera and HIV: Far More Complex Than Most Headlines Suggest

Because Depo-Provera is an important contraceptive choice and because in many parts of the world, it is the only long-acting, discreet option available to women, it is vital to take the issue of a link between HIV and hormonal contraception quite seriously while adding nuance to the discussion.

Published
27 January 2016
From
RH Reality Check
Electrocautery ablation only partially effective as a treatment for high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions in HIV-positive gay men

Electrocautery ablation is only partially effective as a treatment for high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions in HIV-positive gay men and has a high regression rate, investigators

Published
20 January 2016
By
Michael Carter
High rates of cervical disease and low rates of screening among women with HIV in Denmark

Women with HIV have a higher incidence of cervical dysplasia – pre-cancerous cell changes – compared to women of a similar age in the general

Published
19 January 2016
By
Michael Carter
San Francisco's Strut health and wellness center opens

"We're here to encourage and support a new era of care in the HIV/AIDS world that is focused on the whole individual – holistic health and wellness, not just sickness and disease," said Neil Giuliano. "The model of care taking place at Strut will be replicated around the country and most likely around the world, just like the San Francisco model of care has been for 30 years."

Published
07 January 2016
From
Bay Area Reporter
Lessons learnt from the history of contraception are relevant for the implementation of PrEP

Achieving a widespread and appropriate use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) will take several years and will require considerable attention to the shape and quality of health services,

Published
06 January 2016
By
Roger Pebody
China's HIV epidemic could hinge on doctor training

Providing training and education to doctors on sexually transmitted infection can significantly reduce infection risk among patients, new research conducted in two Chinese provinces suggests.

Published
05 January 2016
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Futurity: Research News
Cuts to sexual health services will lead to STI 'explosion', warn experts

Labour analysis predicts £40m less will be spent on testing and treating infection in 2016 despite rates of gonorrhoea and syphilis soaring.

Published
04 January 2016
From
The Guardian
Gonorrhoea 'could become untreatable'

Gonorrhoea could become an untreatable disease, England's top doctor warns, amid concerns some pharmacies are not prescribing for it properly. Dame Sally Davies has written to all GPs and pharmacies to ensure they are prescribing the correct drugs after the rise of "super-gonorrhoea" in Leeds.

Published
27 December 2015
From
BBC Health
2015 Sexual Politics Round- Up

As the year heads toward its end, SPW recollects main trends and facts in sexual politics worldwide. - See more at: http://sxpolitics.org/sexual-politics-roundup-in-2015/13916#sthash.s6Bqy383.dpuf

Published
22 December 2015
From
Sexuality Policy Watch

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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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