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The Changing Landscape of Gay Sex: A Q&A

Everett Holden wants you to talk about sex. “The more honest we get about sex, the more likely we are to protect ourselves and ask important questions,” he says.

Published
09 May 2014
From
BETA blog
Canada: More than 70 scientific experts sign on to consensus statement on HIV transmission risks in the context of criminal law

More than 70 scientific experts Canada-wide have today released a consensus statement confirming when there is a low-to-zero possibility of a person living with HIV transmitting the virus in various situations.

Published
06 May 2014
From
HIV Justice Network
Implementation of a comprehensive harm reduction programme curtailed the HIV epidemic among people who inject drugs in Taiwan

Implementation of a comprehensive harm reduction programme successfully contained the HIV epidemic among people who inject drugs in Taiwan, investigators report in PLOS Medicine. The availability of

Published
28 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
As mixed-status HIV couples weigh risks, more choose to conceive the old-fashioned way

Couples in which one or both partners are HIV-positive have been using adoption, surrogacy or donor eggs or sperm for years, but those avenues are often in­cred­ibly expensive. Today, some doctors are endorsing intercourse without a condom as another option, provided the infected person’s viral load is low and the person takes medication regularly.

Published
25 April 2014
From
Washington Post
30 years on and still more to do to educate gay men about HIV prevention

Thirty years after the discovery of virus, new research from NAT (National AIDS Trust) reveals that gay men are in the dark about new HIV prevention tools, with knowledge among 16-24 year olds particularly low.

Published
23 April 2014
From
NAT press release
Abolishing HIV in Rwanda

The achievement of universal HIV coverage in one African country, Rwanda, has resulted in HIV diagnoses more than halving and annual incidence falling by 90%, the 2014 Treatment

Published
16 April 2014
By
Gus Cairns
‘Geographic lens’ may be key to HIV prevention

Geography may be the key to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States. Low-income communities with high minority populations — especially African-American and Hispanic populations — are hot spots and although this information has been previously published, it has not been used to target HIV treatment effectively.

Published
16 April 2014
From
Brown Daily Herald
Nurses help addicts inject heroin at controversial clinic battling HIV

British Columbia has successfully stemmed an epidemic of AIDS in one of the hardest to reach populations: intravenous drug addicts. Correspondent William Brangham examines the ways that medical professionals are taking on the spread of HIV, including a policy of 'HIV treatment as prevention' and a controversial facility where nurses help drug addicts inject illegal drugs.

Published
14 April 2014
From
PBS Newshour (video)
The treatment-as-prevention train has left the station

Bob Leahy at the International Treatment as Prevention Workshop in Vancouver highlights global progress in effectively implementing treatment as prevention to reduce new infections and improve the health of HIV+ people. But who's been left behind and why?

Published
11 April 2014
From
Positive Lite
Giving treatment to specific high-risk people may bring down HIV faster than distributing it equally

In a concentrated epidemic, HIV is mainly restricted to – or at least more common in – specific risk groups. In this situation, and if universal

Published
08 April 2014
By
Gus Cairns

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