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The US Could Easily Hit Its 2020 HIV Prevention Goal By Using One Drug, Drexel Study Finds

If just a quarter of men who have same-sex intercourse and are at a high risk for HIV used daily preventive medicine, three out of every 10 HIV infections could be averted, according to a new Drexel University study.

Published
13 December 2017
From
Drexel Now
Many young US men at high risk for HIV do not take anti-HIV pill

Less than 4 percent of young adult men-who-have-sex-with-men in the U.S. – a population at significant risk of contracting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – reported ever using the pill that protects them from the virus, in a recently published study.

Published
13 December 2017
From
Reuters
Sex, Drugs, And Illness: How Chemsex Is Harming India's Gay Men

The drugs transported me to a world where stigma, stereotyping, abuse, shame, and bullying didn’t exist. But eventually they left me shameful, depressed, and terrified of disease.

Published
12 December 2017
From
Buzzfeed
The Most Anti-Gay Corporate Policy in America Today

It’s time to end the anti-gay PrEP exclusion in America’s insurance industry. Some of the largest insurance companies in the nation exclude PrEP users who individually apply for life insurance, long-term care insurance or disability insurance.

Published
08 December 2017
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GLAD
How homophobia feeds Russia's HIV epidemic

In a country where gay people are persecuted by society and the state, even getting tested for HIV is fraught with problems

Published
04 December 2017
From
The Observer
Effective use of digital platforms for STI/HIV prevention among MSM in the EU/EEA

Gay and bisexual men have long been early adopters of technology and the use of the technology by gay and bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) has often been the subject of research. However, many HIV organisations lack the experience and knowledge needed to use online and digital/social media effectively for STI/HIV prevention.

Published
04 December 2017
From
ECDC
'Every app is a dating app': technology blamed for spike in HIV rates in Pakistan

Mobile apps and social media have opened new avenues for social encounters in Pakistan. For gay men and male sex workers in particular, smartphones provide a degree of sexual liberation, a way of connecting with partners away from the streets.

Published
01 December 2017
From
The Guardian
HIV – then and now: Young, gay, black and on PrEP

Peer mentor and outreach worker Marc Thompson was giving out Prepster resources at UK Black Pride back in July when he met Phil Samba, a writer and activist. They now work together on Blackout UK projects. Marc, 48, has been HIV positive for 31 years, Phil, 27, is negative and on PrEP. Luke Till got them together to exchange questions about intergenerational issues that affect and impact the gay black male community.

Published
01 December 2017
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Boyz
To better target HIV prevention, identify people whose social contacts have high viral loads

Rather than relying on assessment of an individual’s sexual behaviour or of ‘community viral load’, targeting of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and other prevention interventions could in part

Published
23 November 2017
By
Roger Pebody
12 Gay Men Living With HIV Explain What It Means To Be Undetectable

A British LGBTQ advocacy group is hoping to clarify some misconceptions about what it means to be HIV undetectable in a quirky new video. “The Undetectables,” released Tuesday, features testimony from 12 gay men who are living with HIV.

Published
17 November 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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