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HPV16 highly prevalent among HIV-positive MSM in France and strongly associated with high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions

HIV-positive gay men in France have a very high prevalence of anal infection with strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) associated with a high risk of

19 February 2018
Michael Carter
PrEP does not raise lipids or alter body fat, safety study finds

Using PrEP does not raise lipid levels or have any substantial effect on body fat, investigators from the iPrEX trial report this month in the

15 February 2018
Keith Alcorn
New Research Leverages Social Media to Better Estimate MSM Populations

MSMGF recently released a report in conjunction with partners at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Hornet Gay Social Network, The Foundation for AIDS Research, Enda-Santé, and the Rollins School of Public Health to use data from social media to better estimate populations of gay and bisexual men in a number of PEPFAR countries ahead of the upcoming Country Operation Planning (COP) process.

14 February 2018
Global Forum on MSM & HIV
As PrEP Use Soars Among Men in California, Racial Disparities Persist

Additionally, despite their high HIV rate, young men are much less likely to be on PrEP than their older peers.

09 February 2018
England: HPV vaccination programme for men who have sex with men

The government has confirmed that it will introduce a nationwide HPV vaccination programme for men aged 45 or younger who have sex with other men. It will be rolled out in phases from April 2018.

06 February 2018
Public Health England
HIV Medicine Association chair argues new HHS division ‘defies fundamental medical ethic’

“The new HHS division, like other ‘religious freedom’ efforts across the country, is a thinly disguised invitation to stigmatize and discriminate against LGBTQ individuals in the name of religion,” said HIV Medicine Association Chair Melanie Thompson.

30 January 2018
My PrEP story: Phil (part 1)

My PrEP Story is the personal voice of people who are using, or have used, PrEP. Find out more about their decisions to use PrEP, how they have navigated using PrEP, and their very own PrEP journey.

16 January 2018
Attitudes towards men who ‘bareback’ are a barrier to wider use of PrEP

Two new qualitative studies from Toronto shed light on how stigma affects the uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and the experience of taking it. In the first,

15 January 2018
Roger Pebody
Why Going Bareback Was The Best Sex Decision I Ever Made

I no longer use condoms and I have no regrets. Evidence now suggests that, if you take PrEP daily, as I always do, the risks of HIV infection is roughly the same, or lower, than condoms, and I’ve rediscovered a world of pleasure denied to me for more than 30 years.

05 January 2018
Huffington Post
Factors Affecting the Health of Older Sexual and Gender Minorities Highlighted in LGBT Health

A special issue of LGBT Health includes the latest research, clinical practice innovations, and policy aimed at addressing disparities and enhancing healthcare for older LGBT populations.

19 December 2017
Mary Ann Liebert press release
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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

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

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