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US PrEP study achieves high levels of engagement and adherence among black men who have sex with men

What was described at the AIDS2016 conference as “The first PrEP trial devised and run by four black gay men” has shown that high levels of PrEP

Published
27 August 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Tackling Shigella in gay and bisexual men

It’s worrying to see new figures showing a sustained increase in cases of Shigella likely to have been sexually-acquired between men who have sex with men (MSM).

Published
23 August 2016
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Public Health England
Make your voice heard on PrEP in England – take part in the PrEP public consultation

PrEPster, along with NAT and THT, and other organisations in the United4PrEP coalition is urging individuals and institutions to take part in the NHS England PrEP consultation. The results from the consultation will be considered by the NHS England committee (CPAG) that makes the final decision on PrEP. Together, we’ve produced toolkits that assist individuals and organisations in responding to the consultation, along with sample responses.

Published
22 August 2016
From
Prepster
How can clinical services engage men who have sex with men in Africa?

Men who have sex with men living in African countries have an extremely high burden of HIV, Stefan Baral of Johns Hopkins University reminded delegates at the 21st International

Published
19 August 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Are we 'Generation Bareback'?

Recent studies show an increase in unprotected sex amongst HIV-negative gay men. Why are some of us ditching condoms? And in a world of treatment, undetectability and PrEP, is this the start of generation bareback?

Published
15 August 2016
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FS
Mike Freer: Evaluating this anti-HIV drug should be based on clinical effectiveness – not prejudice over life choices

If we can fund the contraceptive pill, we can fund PrEP. Funding for drugs should only ever be based on clinical evaluation, cost effectiveness and the impact on society more widely. Each one of those criteria have been met in my mind, and for this reason NHS England should move in the direction of funding PrEP.

Published
15 August 2016
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Conservative Home
NHS Responds To Accusations Of Homophobia Over HIV Prevention Drug Statement

NHS England has said it “strongly denies” the accusations of homophobia levelled at it last week following its statement regarding the drug that prevents HIV – but refused to comment further.

Published
09 August 2016
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BuzzFeed News
New York's 'queer health warrior': city official funds grassroots fight against HIV

Demetre Daskalakis, the assistant health commissioner helming the HIV/Aids bureau, reaches out to the LGBT community to go beyond ending the epidemic.

Published
08 August 2016
From
The Guardian
Give young people and gay men free condoms to reduce STIs, watchdog says

Draft guidance from Nice says councils should consider schemes to provide free advice and condoms to halt rise in HIV and gonorrhoea.

Published
05 August 2016
From
The Guardian
What a skewed sense of values: NHS told to give out £5,000-a-year 'promiscuity pill' to prevent HIV - as vital cataract surgery is rationed

There is also concern that scarce NHS funds are being spent on a preventative medicine at a time when vital cataract surgery and cancer drugs are being rationed. Cataract surgery costs just £800 an eye and enables patients to leave their homes unaided and recognise loved ones' faces.

Published
03 August 2016
From
Daily Mail
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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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