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Study affirms that cocaine makes users more likely to risk unsafe sex

Cocaine use has long been tied anecdotally to higher-than-usual rates of impulsive behavior, including risky sex, but the tie-in has been difficult to study with any scientifically controlled rigor.

Published
03 February 2017
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Recreational drug use very common among HIV-positive Londoners admitted for inpatient care

Recent recreational drug use is highly prevalent among HIV-positive people admitted to inpatient care at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, investigators report in HIV Medicine. Overall, 40% of

Published
02 February 2017
By
Michael Carter
Health experts concerned by rise in hepatitis A among gay and bisexual men

A simple vaccine is available to prevent infection.

Published
01 February 2017
From
Gay Star News
What a Chemsex Clinic in Paris Taught Me About Saving Drug Users' Lives

Elements of harm reduction are effective and, like PrEP, they are all components of our toolkit. Education, psychotherapy, peer support and a host of other interventions must work in tandem. Can we really afford not to utilize every tool we have to prevent HIV and HCV? For me, keeping clients safe while I work with them to become abstinent is essential. It's not necessary to wait for an HIV and HCV "hotspot" like the one in Indiana to emerge before we take action. Let's check our moral outrage, become fully informed and use every tool possible. Countless lives are at stake.

Published
27 January 2017
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The Body Pro
Food is Medicine for HIV-Positive and Type 2 Diabetes Patients

HIV-positive people who received healthy food and snacks for six months were more likely to adhere to their medication regimens, were less depressed and less likely to make trade-offs between food and healthcare, according to a new study.

Published
26 January 2017
From
University of California San Francisco
AT LAST: Gay men and transgender people get vaccine to prevent genital warts and anal cancer – impressive pilot results in England

Gay men and transgender people in England now have limited access to the HPV vaccine. Early results from an ongoing pilot study are extremely encouraging.

Published
18 January 2017
From
HIV i-Base
ChemSex care plan

A new online, interactive resource to assist healthcare practitioners to guide ChemSex patients through a behaviour-change Care Plan, is now live. Designed for people who use chems who might be unable or unwilling to access support services, or for drugs workers/sexual health staff in areas where there are no ChemSex support services

Published
17 January 2017
From
David Stuart
Worried About HIV and Aging? The First Thing to Do Is Stop Smoking

There are people out there who are anxious about the impact HIV has on the aging process, but who continue to smoke. This is to be preoccupied by a threat that we don't quite understand and are not sure how to deal with, while neglecting a very real health threat that can be changed and brought under control.

Published
12 January 2017
From
The Body
Can E-Cigarettes Be a Harm Reduction Approach for HIV-Positive Smokers?

John is a 43-year-old gay-identified man who arrives coughing at my office for his weekly therapy appointment. "I've now been living with HIV for 15 years and undetectable for as long as they could measure viral loads. Now my doctor is telling me I have to quit smoking my pack a day."

Published
11 January 2017
From
The Body Pro
Risk of pregnancy loss among smokers much higher for women with HIV

Smoking “dramatically” increases the risk of pregnancy loss – miscarriage or stillbirth – in HIV-positive women, US investigators report in the online edition of AIDS.

Published
11 January 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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