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Nipping HIV in the bud: could we use genotyping to interrupt transmission?

The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) this year heard a number of presentations on phylogenetic analysis – the use of genetic fingerprinting of

Published
10 March 2014
By
Gus Cairns
U.S. Funding Choices Are Challenged In The Wake Of Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law

Early last month, as Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni weighed signing a brutal new anti-LGBT bill into law, the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (ICRU) published a statement urging religious leaders in the country to “highlight the dangers of homosexuality and lesbianism.” At the same time, the group has received millions in U.S. government grants for years to fight HIV. Why was the money going to a key supporter of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which the the U.S. government has officially opposed?

Published
07 March 2014
From
Buzzfeed.com
HIV Transmission Bottleneck Offers Clue to HCV Epidemic in HIV+ MSM

HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) who had a broad HIV transmission bottleneck were more likely to become infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) during follow-up, according to results of a 558-man analysis in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS).

Published
06 March 2014
From
NATAP
Transmitted HIV Resistance Rate Close to 20% in Large Study of US MSM

More than 17% of antiretroviral-naive men who have sex with men (MSM) in a large US study carried antiretroviral-resistant virus, according to a nationwide analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)]. MSM under 30 years old had close to a 19% prevalence of transmitted resistant HIV.

Published
06 March 2014
From
NATAP
HIV incidence at record high in young gay black men in southern USA

HIV incidence in young black gay men in Atlanta, Georgia in the US is running at 12.1% a year – one of the highest figures for

Published
05 March 2014
By
Gus Cairns
In the age of Grindr, HIV support needs to get online

Websites and apps such as Grindr and Scruff are booming as a new way for men to meet other men. But the people who seek to inform men about HIV and AIDS are finding they need to think on their feet to keep up with their migration online.

Published
05 March 2014
From
The Conversation
Intimate partner violence in men who have sex with men is linked to adverse health effects

Intimate partner violence (IPV) among men who have sex with men (MSM) is linked to greater risk of mental and physical health symptoms, substance misuse, and sexually transmitted infections, according to a research article published in PLOS Medicine.

Published
05 March 2014
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
No-one with an undetectable viral load, gay or heterosexual, transmits HIV in first two years of PARTNER study

The second large study to look at whether people with HIV become non-infectious if they are on antiretroviral therapy (ART) has found no cases where someone with

Published
04 March 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Global Fund expresses “deep concern” about new anti-gay law in Uganda

The Global Fund has expressed “deep concern” about a law signed by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni that imposes jail terms of up to seven years for those who ‘aid or abet’ homosexual relations, which could implicate health workers providing services and counseling to people living with HIV.

Published
28 February 2014
From
Global Fund Observer
Don’t cut ties with Uganda; that’s an anti-gay trap

The Rev. Canon Kapya Kaoma, an Episcopal priest from Zambia and a project director at Political Research Associates, predicted last month that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni would sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Now that Museveni has done so, Kaoma discusses what’s to be done now. He warns that some LGBT advocates’ calls for countries to cut diplomatic ties to Uganda is exactly what Museveni hopes will happen.

Published
28 February 2014
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