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Survey finds good knowledge of PrEP in Europe and a considerable amount of unsupported informal PrEP use

A large survey of knowledge and use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in Europe released its preliminary results on World AIDS Day. The Flash! PrEP in Europe survey

Published
01 December 2016
By
Gus Cairns
French study reveals stable HIV, high STD risk among gay men

In preparation for World AIDS Day on December 1, the France Public Health agency issued its annual report on HIV and sexually transmitted disease (STD) Tuesday, which found that HIV rates remain stubbornly high among gay men while STDs are surging.

Published
30 November 2016
From
FRANCE 24
Elton John: New HIV fund makes ‘horribly clear’ how LGBT human rights abuses are a barrier to ending AIDS

In its first few weeks the LGBT Rapid Response Fund, announced by Sir Elton John earlier this year and set up by the International HIV AIDS Alliance, received more than 235 applications from civil society organisations who provide HIV services, highlighting the need to respond to the daily threats faced by these populations.

Published
30 November 2016
From
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
Hepatitis C Sheds Enough in the Rectum to Transmit Through Anal Sex

Researchers have come up with the first direct evidence that enough hepatitis C virus (HCV) sheds into the rectums of HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) to transmit directly to another man’s penis during anal sex, even when no blood is present.

Published
30 November 2016
From
Poz
Health agencies should challenge the idea that most gay men use drugs

Drug use generally and chemsex more specifically are perceived to be common and normalised behaviours among gay men involved in those scenes in London, but this perception

Published
29 November 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Statement on Stephen Port murder convictions

Today has seen another high profile case involving gay men and dating apps. All three cases involved drug use, two in sexual contexts, a trend now known as chemsex.

Published
25 November 2016
From
London Friend
Argument over funding HIV PrEP drug reveals reluctance to tackle the realities of gay sex

Ignoring those at 'high risk' of HIV in order to sustain the idea of the 'good' gay man will only perpetuate the virus.

Published
22 November 2016
From
The Independent
Chemsex and slamming “suffused with romantic, emotional and communal attachments”

While gay men’s use of drugs in sexual contexts is often portrayed as deviant, extreme and unconnected with the sentimental norms of stable relationships, ethnographic research in

Published
22 November 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Aid groups grapple with stigmatization in HIV prophylaxis roll-out

PrEP’s success in sub-Saharan Africa will hinge more on the social than the scientific. Researchers and advocates will have to strike a balance in how they market and roll out PrEP. They have to ensure that it reaches stigmatized populations with high HIV transmission rates, such as MSM and sex workers. Meanwhile, they must ensure it is not perceived as exclusively a treatment for marginalized groups, which will lower its appeal both within those communities but also to other people who could benefit from it.

Published
21 November 2016
From
Devex
New Map Reveals HIV Risk Greatest in Southern Cities for Gay, Bisexual Men

A map documenting HIV rates for gay and bisexual men has revealed they are most at risk for becoming infected in multiple southern cities, according to a report being presented today by Emory University researchers.

Published
21 November 2016
From
ABC News

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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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