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Dr. Robert Grant Joins San Francisco AIDS Foundation as Chief Medical Officer

San Francisco AIDS Foundation has appointed Robert Grant, MD, MPH, as chief medical officer, with special focus on advancing the foundation’s work to combat HIV/AIDS by creating the first-ever dedicated home for health and wellness for gay and bisexual men in San Francisco. Dr. Grant brings more than 26 years of experience in HIV/AIDS clinical care and research.

Published
11 March 2014
From
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Massive scale-up of HIV testing, plus HIV treatment on diagnosis, needed to curtail UK gay epidemic

Increasing the proportion of HIV-positive gay men in the UK who have an undetectable viral load from the current figure of around 60% to 90% could

Published
11 March 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Only having sex with same-status partners is an HIV prevention strategy for 40% of gay men

A study from Seattle has found that only having sex with men of the same HIV status was by far the most common method of trying to

Published
11 March 2014
By
Gus Cairns
David Duran: 'Undetectable' Is the New 'Negative'?

The more we open up and discuss what it means to be HIV-positive with an undetectable viral load, the more society, especially those within our own community, will begin to understand, learn and accept.

Published
11 March 2014
From
Huffington Post
Reaching out to men who have sex with men in Myanmar

A colonial-era law criminalizing "unnatural" sex is reinforcing the stigma that leaves men who have sex with men (MSM) in Myanmar "hidden, silenced and shamed", hindering efforts to contain HIV/AIDS among this highly at-risk group, AIDS experts and activists say.

Published
10 March 2014
From
IRIN Plus News
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

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