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HIV pill could cut infections in gay, bisexual men by a third

The rate of new HIV infections among gay and bisexual men could drop by up to a third over the next decade if enough eligible men take a drug that protects against the virus, researchers estimate.

Published
15 July 2016
From
Reuters
Mass incarceration of drug users in South Africa 'driving global epidemics'

Mass incarceration of drug users has driven up global epidemics of HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis, a new study claims. Up to 90 per cent of people who inject drugs will be jailed at some point in their lives. It means prisons act as incubators of diseases contracted from needles.

Published
15 July 2016
From
Daily Mail
Opioid substitution therapy improves many ART-related outcomes among people who inject drugs

Opioid substitution therapy has a key roll in improving antiretroviral therapy (ART)-related outcomes among HIV-positive people who inject drugs, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in

Published
14 July 2016
By
Michael Carter
HIV Is Still Taboo Among White Gay Men in South Africa

I knew going in that HIV/AIDS is a hot-button issue in South Africa, and comes with quite a bit of associated controversy, stigma, judgment and shame. But I couldn’t help but be surprised the blank looks and nonchalant responses I received when the topic of HIV came up.

Published
14 July 2016
From
BETA blog
Sex education in schools 'unfit' for smartphone generation, survey finds

Half of 914 people aged 16-24 surveyed by Terrence Higgins Trust rated sex education they received as poor or terrible.

Published
13 July 2016
From
The Guardian
Most young MSM and transgender women, including those with HIV, would benefit from HPV vaccination

Most young gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) would benefit from human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, according to US research published in the online

Published
13 July 2016
By
Michael Carter
Should Grindr Filter By HIV Status?

The gay dating (sex) app Grindr is surveying some users about offering a filter to help stigmatize and serosort HIV positive identifying users. Wha?

Published
11 July 2016
From
I'm Still Josh (blog)
Despite medical advances, HIV epidemic continues for gay men across the globe

Across countries and income levels, gay men continue to see disproportionately high rates of HIV infection, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Published
11 July 2016
From
Johns Hopkins University
The scourge of heroin and opioid deaths still doesn’t match AIDS at its worst

Cuomo, in a press conference in Buffalo, said, "We’re losing as many people to heroin and opioid overdoses as we lost to the AIDS epidemic at its peak." About 28,000 people died from a heroin or opioid overdose in 2014. About 43,000 people died from AIDS in 1995. Cuomo’s comparison is a reach.

Published
11 July 2016
From
Politifact
Syphilis cases in England rise by 76% in four years

Public Health England says the sexually transmitted infection is becoming more prevalent, especially among gay men.

Published
05 July 2016
From
The Guardian

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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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