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Access to HIV home tests doubles the frequency of HIV testing in Australian gay men

A randomised trial conducted with Australian gay men has shown that easy access to self-testing kits can double the frequency with which men test for HIV, with

Published
24 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Australia adopts ambitious plan to use PrEP to ‘virtually eliminate’ HIV by 2020

Australia plans an ambitious programme of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) provision for gay men at high risk of HIV, with the aim of ‘virtually eliminating’ HIV in the

Published
21 July 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Young gay men can do well on PrEP, but may need more support

Young gay and bisexual men had good adherence to Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) during the first few months of a demonstration project with close monitoring, but adherence

Published
21 July 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
More confidence on zero risk: still no transmissions seen from people with an undetectable viral load in PARTNER study

The PARTNER study, which two years ago created headlines by establishing that the chance of an HIV-positive person with an undetectable viral load transmitting their virus was

Published
19 July 2016
By
Gus Cairns
PrEP researchers now focusing on the best ways to get PrEP to people who need it

Speaking to a meeting on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) yesterday, ahead of the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), Chris Beyrer, president of the International AIDS Society,

Published
18 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
AIDS 2016 focuses on impact of legal and policy barriers to HIV services for groups at greatest risk of infection

In an official press conference today at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, researchers and community representatives discussed the impact of discriminatory laws and policies in many parts of the world that hinder access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care for the populations most at risk of HIV infection – men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, people who inject drugs, and prisoners.

Published
18 July 2016
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AIDS 2016
How do you talk about PrEP to young Black men at risk for HIV?

Since the FDA approved Truvada to be used as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) on July 16, 2012–four years ago now–I have had the wonderful fortune to speak with doctors and healthcare … Read More →

Published
16 July 2016
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BETA blog
HIV pill could cut infections in gay, bisexual men by a third

The rate of new HIV infections among gay and bisexual men could drop by up to a third over the next decade if enough eligible men take a drug that protects against the virus, researchers estimate.

Published
15 July 2016
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Reuters
HIV Is Still Taboo Among White Gay Men in South Africa

I knew going in that HIV/AIDS is a hot-button issue in South Africa, and comes with quite a bit of associated controversy, stigma, judgment and shame. But I couldn’t help but be surprised the blank looks and nonchalant responses I received when the topic of HIV came up.

Published
14 July 2016
From
BETA blog
Most young MSM and transgender women, including those with HIV, would benefit from HPV vaccination

Most young gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) would benefit from human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, according to US research published in the online

Published
13 July 2016
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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