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South Africa: women may have higher rates of HIV than men because fewer men are on treatment

South African researchers presenting a study at the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2018) have suggested that the reason the extremely high

Published
26 March 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Why this Nova Scotia boxer’s acquittal is big news for Canadian HIV criminalization

The case affirms that people with a low viral load are at negligible risk for transmitting HIV.

Published
21 March 2018
From
Xtra
Age difference in HIV infection matters – but it’s not always the younger person who is at risk

A European study of men who have sex with men (MSM) presented at the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2018) shows that age

Published
19 March 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Irish High Court rules teenager's HIV status need not be disclosed

Mr Justice Michael Twomey ruled that even if the woman was willing to have unprotected sex with the young man, and assume the risks associated with that, then the low risk of HIV in such circumstances, and the fact that HIV was not a terminal illness, could not justify breaching a patient's right to confidentiality, which should only be breached in exceptional circumstances.

Published
13 March 2018
From
RTE
Average time from HIV diagnosis to treatment fell to six days in 2016 in San Francisco

The average time from HIV diagnosis to treatment initiation in San Francisco shrank from 35 days to six days between 2013 and 2016 as the city implemented

Published
07 March 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
New HIV infections halved after scale-up of HIV treatment and circumcision in Uganda's hardest-hit district

The rate of new HIV infections has halved since 2011 in a Ugandan community following large increases in male circumcision, antiretroviral treatment and viral suppression, Joseph Kagaayi of

Published
07 March 2018
By
Michael Carter
Who knows about U=U? Awareness that undetectable individuals do not transmit HIV increasing, says new study

Recent research, conducted in Vancouver, British Columbia with HIV-positive and HIV-negative men who have sex with men, found that awareness of treatment as prevention is increasing, but still unevenly distributed with HIV-negative men and men with lower social capital less likely to be aware or accepting of treatment as prevention information.

Published
21 February 2018
From
BETA blog
Understanding that undetectable equals untransmissible improves people's sex lives

People who understood it was impossible to pass on HIV with an undetectable viral load experienced intimacy and connection with their sexual partners.

Published
14 February 2018
From
Gay Star News
What does “Undetectable” mean? [video]

Jimmy Gale, manager of HIV positive services at San Francisco AIDS Foundation, explains U=U, an awareness campaign introduced by Prevention Access Campaign, and what it means to be undetectable if you’re living with HIV.

Published
05 February 2018
From
BETA blog
Fauci: From A Practical Standpoint The Risk Is ZERO.

The world’s leading immunologist: Zero Risk. This is the crowning vindication of #UequalsU.

Published
30 January 2018
From
I'm Still Josh
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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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