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HCV prevention campaigns need to focus on reducing frequency of injecting drug use involving sharing of equipment

Sharing injecting equipment is associated with a low per-event probability of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission, Australian investigators report in the online journal PLOS ONE. Their analysis

Published
13 January 2015
By
Michael Carter
Egyptian Court Acquits 26 Men Charged With “Debauchery”

This is the first time a trial court has ever acquitted men accused of homosexuality in a high-profile case, according to human rights activists in Cairo.

Published
12 January 2015
From
Buzz Feed
Changing the Gay Online Hookup Experience

Last fall, Hecht, Tim Patriarca, of San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and Dan Wohlfeiler, a researcher at University of California, San Francisco, convened a meeting of gay dating and hookup app and website owners and public health representatives to discuss how websites and apps can create online environments that improve the health of their members.

Published
12 January 2015
From
BETA blog
Gay men are better at predicting when they won’t have sex than when they will

A study in which a group of HIV-negative gay and bisexual men from New York were asked to predict each day whether they would have sex the

Published
12 January 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Judge says Edwin Poots was biased in gay men blood ban

Former Stormont health minister Edwin Poots’ ban on gay men giving blood in Northern Ireland was infected by apparent bias, a High Court judge ruled yesterday. Mr Justice Treacy also held there had been a “very troubling lack of candour” and attempt by the Democratic Unionist MLA to conceal the fact he had taken a decision to maintain the lifetime prohibition. He also backed claims by lawyers for a homosexual man that Assembly comments showed Mr Poots stance was influenced by his Christian beliefs.

Published
09 January 2015
From
The Irish Times
2013 could have been a turning point in drug treatment in England

Public Health England cautions that the gains of recent years in reduced drug use, lower demand for treatment for heroin and crack problems, improved treatment performance, and curbing drug-related harm, have all stalled or gone in to reverse. It might be a blip, or might prove to be the start of a trend up in problem drug use and down in the ability of the treatment system to cope. Includes new five-year treatment journey analysis.

Published
09 January 2015
From
Drug & Alcohol Findings
What It’s Like to Be LGBT & Living With HIV In Malaysia?

Transgenders and Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) are most vulnerable when it comes to HIV/AIDS protection, according to Pink Triangle members, Manis and Along.

Published
08 January 2015
From
Malaysian Digest
Want to change the course of HIV epidemics? Decriminalizing sex work could have greatest impact, researchers say

Infections could be averted through combined impacts on violence, police harrassment, workplace dangers, as well as improved condom access, peer outreach, modelling indicates.

Published
07 January 2015
From
Science Speaks
PrEP works in women using injectable hormonal contraceptives and in their male sex partners

Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with tenofovir or tenofovir/emtricitabine proved as effective in women using the injectable hormonal contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) as in women using no hormonal contraceptive. The same proved true of men whose female sex partners were using DMPA.

Published
07 January 2015
From
International AIDS Society
Who’s to blame for misuse of HIV drugs in Kenya?

Reports of sex workers misusing HIV drugs have left activists wondering if the government invested enough in HIV education before purchasing medicine, worth 4 billion Kenyan shilling. Many sex workers say clients prefer to have unprotected sex and will pay more money for it. This being a business, the women often choose to have unprotected sex, then rush to a public hospital for post-exposure prophylaxis medication, claiming they have been raped or had a burst condom. Some sex workers have also expressed uncertainties about the sustainability of the project, so they go to different hospitals and stockpile the medication, just in case it is no longer available in public hospitals.

Published
07 January 2015
From
Key Correspondents

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