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New South Wales: Removing disclosure law will help stop HIV spread, health experts say

The offence of having sex without first disclosing you have a sexually transmitted disease will be removed from the Public Health Act next year.

Published
28 November 2016
From
Sydney Morning Herald
New antiretroviral drugs decrease chances of HIV sexual transmission

A triple regimen based on the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir decreases viral load in semen very quickly, reducing transmission risk.

Published
24 November 2016
From
Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL)
Long term decline in consistent condom use among Australian gay men

Data from the last ten years of the Australian Gay Community Periodic Surveys shows a steady decline in consistent condom use, with more gay men attempting to

Published
15 November 2016
By
Roger Pebody
End HIV criminalisation, Australian experts say

A group of leading HIV experts are calling for “caution to be exercised” when considering criminal charges against people who recklessly spread the disease. In a consensus statement published in the Medical Journal of Australia, Australian researchers and scientists argue that “criminal cases involving HIV transmission or exposure require that courts correctly comprehend the rapidly evolving science of HIV transmission and the impact of an HIV diagnosis”.

Published
09 November 2016
From
Gay News Network
Do people living with HIV who have an undetectable viral load need to wear condoms?

In the face of extensive research showing that people living with HIV who are on antiretroviral therapy (ART) with stable undetectable viral load have an extremely low

Published
02 November 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
HIVR4P 2016: Services for female sex workers show low cost impact

Presentations this morning highlighted efforts to reach female sex workers with data from studies in South Africa, Rwanda and Kenya that provided HIV self-testing, antiretroviral treatment, pre-exposure prophylactic use of antiretroviral drugs — PrEP — and other services.

Published
27 October 2016
From
Science Speaks
Large increases in HIV suppression needed to reduce new infections in critical population

Achieving moderate reduction of new HIV infections among men who have sex with men (MSM) will depend on significantly increasing the percentage of HIV-infected MSM whose viral load is suppressed to undetectable levels, according to a new mathematical model based on data from Baltimore. Access and adherence to antiretroviral therapy are key to sustained HIV suppression, which dramatically reduces the risk of transmitting HIV to others.

Published
20 October 2016
From
National Institutes of Health
HIV Undetectable Does Equal Uninfectious: The Swiss Statement and the Vindication of Pietro Vernazza

The Swiss Statement was a public policy salvo lobbed into the heart of the HIV world -- one that prompted a swift and intense backlash. People called it premature. People accused Vernazza of getting ahead of the science. Some demanded he produce data to prove there had been no transmissions. Others simply called him irresponsible. But it's not 2008 anymore.

Published
13 October 2016
From
TheBody.com
Promising trends continue in UK diagnosis and treatment rates

A ‘mini report’ of the latest figures on HIV diagnoses, late diagnosis, and treatment uptake in the UK reports generally good results, with downward trends in infections, the

Published
07 October 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Gay men with overlapping partnerships are more likely to be recently and locally infected

A study analysing transmission patterns between gay men in a cohort of patients in San Diego, California has found the strongest scientific evidence so far that concurrency

Published
06 October 2016
By
Gus Cairns
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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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