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Review: Dean Street Express

I would like to tell you about my experience with a new clinic I visited today. Dean Street Express is a new sexual health walk in clinic which offers fast, free and confidential STI/HIV screening 6 days a week without an appointment. In a nutshell I had an amazing experience with them: friendly staff, brand new equipment and technologies I’ve never seen before, very quick service.

Published
14 March 2014
From
My Gay London
HIV and relationships

This edition of HIV Australia focuses on HIV and relationships. Contributors discuss research, and present personal and historical accounts about their own and others’ lived experiences. A broad spectrum of relationships are discussed, including sexual and platonic relationships, relationships with friends, family and peers, and relationships involving organisations and community.

Published
14 March 2014
From
HIV Australia
Only having sex with same-status partners is an HIV prevention strategy for 40% of gay men

A study from Seattle has found that only having sex with men of the same HIV status was by far the most common method of trying to

Published
11 March 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Dangerous Combo: Violence in Pregnancy and HIV in South Africa

An estimated one in four South African women experience intimate partner violence in the 12 months leading up to childbirth. A major risk factor for violence is HIV infection.

Published
10 March 2014
From
Inter Press Service
HIV Spreads Readily Between Rural Ugandan Communities

Non-household transmission of HIV in Rakai, Uganda, is more likely to come from members outside of a community rather than from within.

Published
10 March 2014
From
AIDSMeds
Younger women not at higher risk of HIV from relationships with older men, South African study finds

Sex with older men is not placing women under 30 at higher risk of HIV infection in rural South Africa, and relationships with older men may even

Published
07 March 2014
By
Keith Alcorn
No-one with an undetectable viral load, gay or heterosexual, transmits HIV in first two years of PARTNER study

The second large study to look at whether people with HIV become non-infectious if they are on antiretroviral therapy (ART) has found no cases where someone with

Published
04 March 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Study comparing injectable contraceptives DMPA and NET-EN finds HIV risk higher with DMPA

Women who used an injectable contraceptive called DMPA were more likely to acquire HIV than women using a similar product called NET-EN, according to a secondary analysis of data from a large HIV prevention trial called VOICE. The new analysis, conducted by researchers from the NIH-funded Microbicide Trials Network, is the first head-to-head observational study to directly compare differences in HIV risk between users of DMPA and NET-EN.

Published
04 March 2014
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Report Highlights Recommendations to Improve Gay and Bisexual Men’s Sexual Health

As HIV research and prevention tools advance, there remains a critical information gap between health care providers and gay and bisexual men who could benefit most from those new tools. A new report released today by San Francisco AIDS Foundation identifies key steps to eliminate the gap and foster better relationships and communications between providers and clients.

Published
26 February 2014
From
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
STD rates continue to climb in San Francisco

San Francisco saw increased cases of sexually transmitted diseases for the eighth consecutive year in 2013. But new HIV infections have steadily declined since 2006 - gay men appear to be focusing on HIV prevention and may not be as concerned with having gonorrhea and syphilis.

Published
21 February 2014
From
Bay Area Reporter

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