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Giving healthy gay men HIV drugs 'could help reverse epidemic'

Giving daily HIV drugs to healthy gay men has huge potential to help reverse the epidemic, say scientists. The medication prevents new infections by killing the virus before it has a chance to take hold in the body. Calculations, published in the Lancet, indicate giving the drugs to the most at-risk men could cut new infections by more than 40% in the UK.

Published
14 January 2016
From
BBC News
Annual testing and scale-up of PrEP could slow the Dutch gay HIV epidemic

Phylogenetic analysis of the source of HIV infections in Dutch gay men over more than a decade shows that 71% acquired HIV from a man who was

Published
07 January 2016
By
Roger Pebody
San Francisco's Strut health and wellness center opens

"We're here to encourage and support a new era of care in the HIV/AIDS world that is focused on the whole individual – holistic health and wellness, not just sickness and disease," said Neil Giuliano. "The model of care taking place at Strut will be replicated around the country and most likely around the world, just like the San Francisco model of care has been for 30 years."

Published
07 January 2016
From
Bay Area Reporter
DIY healthcare: importing PrEP into the UK

“It’s been a lot of effort for something that shouldn’t be,” says John from Stockport. He’s educated himself about PrEP, chosen to import and pay for PrEP medicines himself, worked out which tests for side-effects he needs and battled with the NHS to get support. “None of this is really simple,” he says.

Published
07 January 2016
From
Prepster
When PrEP Educators Don't Like PrEP: Minister Rob Newells' message to naysayers at the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta

What do you do when the people responsible for implementing PrEP education programs don’t trust the science? What if the outreach workers and HIV test counselors believe they’re required to “push” PrEP at the expense of behavioral interventions that have been the focus of prevention programs for years? These are people in prime positions to provide PrEP education to key populations, but suggesting that otherwise healthy clients start a daily medication for prevention is a tough pill for some front-line staff to swallow.

Published
05 January 2016
From
AVAC
3 Potential Barriers to HIV PrEP

Grindr for Equality—the men’s health advocacy arm of Grindr, the world’s largest gay social network—conducted a survey ahead of World AIDS Day to measure users’ understanding of the availability of Truvada as PrEP. The poll followed an American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) survey of 324 regional HIV care providers on their PrEP prescribing habits.Both the AAHIVM survey and Grindr poll revealed the following barriers to HIV PrEP:

Published
31 December 2015
From
Pharmacy Times
Uganda: criminalisation of LGBT people increases risk of HIV transmission

Over the last couple of years HIV rose in Uganda, along with a reported rise in violence, stigma and discrimination against sexual minorities, with many losing their property and income.

Published
23 December 2015
From
Key Correspondents
HIV prevention fatigue: Program engages men who have heard it all before

An innovative program in San Francisco acknowledges and addresses prevention fatigue, while helping gay and bisexual men improve sexual health and wellbeing. Bridgemen carefully weaves education and discussions about sex and health into events that bring men together socially and for community service projects.

Published
23 December 2015
From
BETA blog
#BloodEquality Launched to Protest FDA's New Policy on Gay Blood Donors

The FDA formally lifted the lifetime ban on gay and bisexual male blood donors. They can now donate if they've been celibate a year.

Published
23 December 2015
From
Poz magazine news
2015 Sexual Politics Round- Up

As the year heads toward its end, SPW recollects main trends and facts in sexual politics worldwide. - See more at: http://sxpolitics.org/sexual-politics-roundup-in-2015/13916#sthash.s6Bqy383.dpuf

Published
22 December 2015
From
Sexuality Policy Watch

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