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How well do condoms protect gay men from HIV?

In laboratory testing, condoms used perfectly according to directions should be 99.5% effective against HIV with only mechanical failure (i.e. breakage) resulting in infections. Since we are human and tend to not have laboratory-style sex, how well do they actually work in reality to prevent HIV for gay men?

Published
17 October 2016
From
BETA blog
Anti-gay sentiment seen threatening Indonesia's goal to end AIDS by 2030

Growing anti-gay sentiment in Indonesia could hamper efforts to combat fast-rising HIV infections among one of the most at-risk groups, threatening the country's target to end an AIDS epidemic by 2030, a senior official has warned.

Published
13 October 2016
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Reuters
Chemsex: fuelling STDs

Dr Ann Sullivan: "While we need to recognise that chemsex is here to stay, it could be much safer. People need to be kept informed about the risks and helped to avoid the pitfalls,and specialised services need to be easily accessible and acceptable to those who encounter problems."

Published
12 October 2016
From
The Hippocratic Post
Promising trends continue in UK diagnosis and treatment rates

A ‘mini report’ of the latest figures on HIV diagnoses, late diagnosis, and treatment uptake in the UK reports generally good results, with downward trends in infections, the

Published
07 October 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Rapid Response Fund aims to maintain HIV service access for sexual minorities

Organizations in 29 countries are eligible for emergency funds, support for longer term measures to counter treatment barriers.

Published
06 October 2016
From
Science Speaks
Gay men with overlapping partnerships are more likely to be recently and locally infected

A study analysing transmission patterns between gay men in a cohort of patients in San Diego, California has found the strongest scientific evidence so far that concurrency

Published
06 October 2016
By
Gus Cairns
HIV infections in gay men remain at record-high levels

HIV infections among men who have sex with men in the UK are still at record-high levels, data has shown. Public Health England released a report today on HIV transmission, following confirmation a year ago that transmissions among gay and bisexual men have reached a new record high.

Published
04 October 2016
From
PinkNews
Hepatitis C infection and reinfection among men who have sex with men need higher priority, US and European studies show

Public health officials in Michigan have identified a cluster of more than 20 cases of apparently sexually transmitted hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among HIV-positive gay and

Published
30 September 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
How Do We Negotiate Condom Usage in the Age of PrEP?

When I have anal sex, I usually use condoms, even after being on PrEP for two years. But I've interviewed scores of people on PrEP, mostly cis gay men, and the majority either never use condoms or only use them at a partner's request.

Published
29 September 2016
From
The Body
Syphilis rates rising among gay men in US, CDC data show

New state-level data reveal that syphilis cases continue to rise among gay and bisexual men in the US, with men in the south having the highest

Published
29 September 2016
By
Liz Highleyman

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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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