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More secondary schooling reduces HIV risk

Longer secondary schooling substantially reduces the risk of HIV infection -- especially for girls -- and could be a very cost-effective way to halt the spread of the virus, according to researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In a study in Botswana, researchers found that, for each additional year of secondary school, students lowered their risk of HIV infection by 8 percentage points about a decade later, from 25 percent to about 17 percent infected.

Published
29 June 2015
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
4 arrested in connection with southern Indiana HIV outbreak

Authorities say four men have been arrested after allegedly distributing drugs that have fueled the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history.

Published
25 June 2015
From
Indianopolis Star
Gay Relationship Dynamics Affect Perception of Partner's HIV Status

A sense of commitment between male sexual partners is connected with a greater likelihood of an accurate perception of the other man’s HIV status among very high-risk individuals.

Published
25 June 2015
From
AIDSMeds
A condom that changes colour when it comes into contact with STIs has been invented by a group of school pupils

The 'S.T.EYE' has a built-in indicator to detect infections such as chlamydia and syphilis, turning a different colour depending on the strain of bacteria present.

Published
24 June 2015
From
The Independent
Paying drugs services for success leads to fewer successful treatments

A flagship government drug treatment initiative appears to have backfired in England, where pilot payment-by-results areas have registered fewer successful treatment completions and more prospective patients declining treatment.

Published
24 June 2015
From
Drug & Alcohol Findings
Four in ten people diagnosed with HIV in Europe are migrants

Nearly four out of every ten people with HIV in the European Economic Area (EEA) is a migrant to the country in which they are diagnosed,

Published
24 June 2015
By
Gus Cairns
New STI figures show rapid increases among gay men

Annual data for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and national chlamydia screening programme (NCSP) has been released for 2014.

Published
23 June 2015
From
Public Health England press release
Delivering effective HIV Prevention in the UK: time to venture into new territories

Fragmented and rarely aligned with local needs (as noted in a 2015 National AIDS Trust report on HIV Prevention in England), the emphasis on delivering primary prevention fails to address the multidimensional nature of the epidemic and the structural factors that foster it. It also a fails to acknowledge and incorporate the scientific achievements of the recent years in HIV prevention into service delivery.

Published
22 June 2015
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Living in a stigmatizing country increases HIV risk for MSM in Europe

Men who have sex with men (MSM) living in European countries with laws and attitudes that stigmatize male homosexuality often conceal their sexual orientation, have unmet HIV prevention

Published
22 June 2015
By
Michael Carter
How to prevent HIV and STI in men who have sex with men: an ECDC guidance

Many European countries have had specific prevention programmes for men who have sex with men (MSM) since the early years of the HIV epidemic. But sex between men is still the predominant mode of HIV transmission across the EU/EEA. In its new guidance HIV and STI prevention among men who have...

Published
19 June 2015
From
ECDC
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