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More gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia, less HIV, at Dutch STI clinics

An increasing number of clients tested at a Dutch STI clinic for a sexually transmitted infection (STI) is diagnosed with gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia. However the number of HIV diagnoses has declined for years. At the STI clinics, 285 new HIV diagnoses were detected in 2016, of which 93 percent were MSM.

Published
30 June 2017
From
RIVM
South Africa: Parents, principals will no longer decide whether pupils access condoms at schools

School governing bodies and parents will no longer be able to prevent pupils from getting condoms at schools, according to a new basic education department policy released on Wednesday.

Published
14 June 2017
From
Bhekisisa
The Real Conversations of Grindr

Real-life exchanges from mobile dating app Grindr are at the centre of a powerful new awareness campaign spotlighting HIV stigma and its effects on the LGBTI+ community.

Published
09 June 2017
From
You Tube / HIV Foundation Queensland
Taking PrEP has a profound impact on gay men’s sexual health and wellbeing

Men who have sex with men (MSM) in Seattle who had recently begun to take pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) described profound impacts on their sexual health and wellbeing

Published
09 June 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Cases of syphilis hit highest level in England since 1949

Figures from Public Health England show a 12% increase in diagnoses of the bacterial infection between 2015 and 2016.

Published
07 June 2017
From
The Guardian
Five reasons to jump right in, regardless of his HIV status

Stop what you’re doing and reset your Grindr filters, we are going to get you laid. If you’re not swiping right on HIV positive guys, then you need to read this article.

Published
02 June 2017
From
Emen8
Young women in Zimbabwe in sexual relationships with older men have an especially high risk of infection with HIV

Young women in Zimbabwe have an especially high risk of infection with HIV if they have a sexual partner who is ten or more years older, investigators

Published
02 June 2017
By
Michael Carter
Taking Birth Control With HIV Treatment or PrEP Is Largely OK

Women taking various forms of hormonal contraceptives can likely combine them safely with antiretrovirals (ARVs), whether as HIV treatment or in the form of Truvada (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against the virus. The one ARV that may be problematic to combine with such forms of birth control is Sustiva (efavirenz), which is included in Atripla (efavirenz/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine).

Published
30 May 2017
From
Poz
Protease inhibitor drug suppresses HIV in semen more slowly than drugs from other classes

Protease inhibitors may not be the best class of drug for people newly diagnosed with HIV to start treatment with, if they wish to quickly

Published
12 May 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Increased screening for syphilis boosts detection of early latent infections among Australian gay men

Increased syphilis testing among gay men increased detection of early latent infections and was accompanied by a fall in the proportion of cases involving secondary syphilis, investigators report

Published
03 May 2017
By
Michael Carter

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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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