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How PrEP changed Matt's life

The arrival of HIV/Aids in the 1980s had a devastating effect on gay communities around the world. Sexual intercourse was linked to the risk of contracting a deadly disease. We explore how pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has changed Matt's attitudes to sex.

21 August 2017
BBC (video)
Men on PrEP & HIV-positive men are getting hepatitis C during sex—here’s why

Hepatitis C is best known as an infection transmitted by blood, with most new cases of hepatitis C caused by sharing injection drug use equipment. But this dangerous infection, which … Read More →

18 August 2017
BETA blog
PrEP use in US exceeds 100,000 in Gilead pharmacy survey

An estimated 120,000 people in the US have started Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) since 2012, according to the latest findings from a survey of

14 August 2017
Liz Highleyman
No change in CDC's HIV screening recommendation for MSM

The CDC said it would not change its long-standing recommendation on how frequently to test men who have sex with men for HIV. The agency has recommended since 2006 that U.S. providers offer HIV screening to all sexually active MSM “at least annually".

14 August 2017
Incidence of anal cancer has already peaked among HIV-positive gay men; reductions can be achieved with expanded ART coverage and screening

The incidence of anal cancer among HIV-positive gay men peaked in 2009 and will decline substantially by 2030, even with current levels of antiretroviral therapy

11 August 2017
Michael Carter
Indonesia cracks down on gays ... and fuels its HIV epidemic

Amid an explosion of infections, a hardline stance on homosexuality is making treatment a risky business.

07 August 2017
South China Morning Post
PrEP demand in England is rapidly accelerating – and most will want to join the trial

A survey of people currently using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has found that PrEP use has rapidly accelerated in the last year, with more than half of those

04 August 2017
Gus Cairns
Insurer Denies Truvada Due to ‘High Risk Homosexual Behavior’

Discrimination against LGBT people is often once-removed, shielded under double-speak and fraudulent intentions. So, it’s refreshing, really, when a company comes right out and says in black and white that gay men aren’t worthy of the same protections as everyone else.

03 August 2017
My Fabulous Disease
Nigerian police arrest 42 gay men at HIV awareness event

Gay rights activist Bisi Alimi told the BBC the event that was held at the hotel was an awareness program aimed at HIV counseling and testing for the LGBT community in Nigeria.

01 August 2017
Washington Blade
Don’t Believe the Hype: The New Drugs Strategy Ignores the LGBT Community

Trumpeting policies while savagely cutting the resources of the agencies meant to carry those very policies out is simply untenable.

29 July 2017
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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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