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PrEP@Home pilot shows monitoring PrEP without clinic visit is feasible and acceptable

A pilot project, PrEP@Home, reduced clinic visits to one a year and demonstrated that men who have sex with men in three US cities were

Published
12 July 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Long-Acting Injectable PrEP Shows Promise in Reducing HIV Transmission

A long-acting injectable version of the popular and highly effective HIV prophylactic could be an effective method to prevent transmission of the virus, according to new research. In a computer model where 35% of gay men in the Atlanta community were taking either injectable or oral PrEP, injectable PrEP reduced HIV infections by 44% and oral PrEP by 33%.

Published
11 July 2018
From
MD Magazine
Online HIV prevention programme reduces STIs by 40% in young men who have sex with men

An interactive online programme, tailored to real-life contexts of ethnically diverse young American men who have sex with men (MSM), resulted in a substantial drop in sexually

Published
10 July 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Preventing HIV

A response to Patrick William Kelly's Op-Ed, from Dr. Demetre Daskalakis and Mark Harrington.

Published
09 July 2018
From
New York Times (letter to the editor)
Novel online prevention programme cut STIs by 40%

A novel online HIV prevention programme with spicy soap operas and interactive games – like a rising thermometer of sexual risk – reduced sexually transmitted infections in gay young men by 40%, reports a Northwestern Medicine study. “That is a huge effect,” said lead author Brian Mustanski, director of The Institute for Sexual and Minority Health and Wellbeing at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “We were expecting it be 20%.”

Published
06 July 2018
From
Medical Brief
Sex, drugs and mental health: What it's like to be a gay man in 2018

In their own words, gay men discuss their relationships with sex, drugs and mental health.

Published
06 July 2018
From
Shortlist
Fears new wonder drug could lead to STI epidemic

As healthcare spending rises to record highs of more than 10 per cent of our gross domestic product, we must be cautious of policy decisions that might jeopardise our wellbeing and add to a ballooning national healthcare bill. Our political leaders must act now to manage the threat of STIs and protect the health of the wider community.

Published
04 July 2018
From
The Sydney Morning Herald
“Safe Gay Sex” Is Still Happening

The idea of equating “safe sex” to solely condom use is an antiquated notion in the era of PrEP and antiretroviral treatment for those living with HIV.

Published
04 July 2018
From
Medium
Condom efficacy may have been underestimated, new CDC study suggests

A new meta-analysis (Johnson) of the efficacy of condoms in preventing HIV transmission via anal sex between gay men has found a considerably higher estimate

Published
04 July 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Let's Talk About Chemsex in the Gay Community, and Here Are Six Ways to Do It

It is the seductive appeal of chemsex to mitigate shame, loneliness, the search for connection, and even boredom among gay men that I believe is particularly disturbing and that our community must directly confront.

Published
03 July 2018
From
The Body
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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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