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Using social media for social good

Matthew Hodson: I first got involved in HIV charity work in 1999 because I wanted to dispel the ignorance that had resulted in the deaths of so many that I loved. I wanted to give people the knowledge and the skills to empower them in their sexual choices. Considering my goal was to share knowledge it made sense that I would attempt to harness the power of social media. Here’s how I use social media to inform and educate about HIV.

Published
20 September 2018
From
Social CEOs
Five Takeaways from the 2018 United States Conference on AIDS

The 2018 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), the HIV advocacy, education and networking behemoth produced by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), is the benevolent and wealthy grandfather of the HIV conference scene. We adore him sincerely, we marvel at his station in the world and the fortitude that got him there, and we tread carefully. And sometimes, to our delight or to our chagrin, Grandpa does the damnedest things.

Published
14 September 2018
From
My Fabulous Disease
The work of a couple: how gay men in relationships come to trust that “Undetectable = Untransmittable”

Having a relationship based on trust, commitment and familiarity helps Australian gay men rely on undetectable viral load as a means of HIV prevention, according to

Published
29 August 2018
By
Roger Pebody
What does ‘undetectable’ really mean?

Things you need to know about the HIV breakthrough.

Published
26 August 2018
From
Daily Xtra
Breastfeeding with undetectable viral load: genuine uncertainty on risk should be communicated to women with HIV, say Swiss doctors

Women with HIV on effective antiretroviral treatment in higher-income settings who have undetectable viral load should be supported to make their own decisions about breastfeeding based on

Published
23 August 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Zero HIV cases means zero HIV risk

How hard is it to say that HIV-positive people who have suppressed the virus through effective antiretroviral drugs do not pose any transmission risk to their sexual partners? Pretty hard, it seems, as just about every day I see some commentator fudge their response, with statements using terms such as “extremely unlikely” or “reduces the risk”. Such woolly statements are no help to people living with HIV.

Published
22 August 2018
From
Thomson Reuters Foundation
HIV-Negative Men Are Still Choosing Stigma Over Science

An HIV-negative writer asks: Why does resistance persist to the “Undetectable = Untransmittable” message?

Published
22 August 2018
From
Poz
Giving gay men self-test kits increases testing by 50% – but STI tests decrease

Gay men who were offered HIV home-testing kits took 50% more tests than men who only took HIV tests at clinics or community organisations, a randomised

Published
21 August 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Undetectable means untransmittable: what you need to know about HIV

Dr Paddy Mallon, a consultant at the Mater Private Hospital in Dublin and a specialist in infectious diseases, believes the government and public health bodies need to do more. “HIV as a condition has completely changed since the last public health campaign in Ireland over a decade ago,” says Mallon, who is also director of the UCD HIV Molecular Research Group.

Published
08 August 2018
From
Irish Times
HIV-positive man sentenced to two years' jail for not telling sex partner about risk of infection

SINGAPORE: A 29-year-old man was jailed for two years on Wednesday (Aug 1) for having sex with a man without telling him that he ran the risk of contracting HIV infection from him.

Published
01 August 2018
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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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