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Controlling the HIV epidemic: ambitious funding, expanded workforce, innovations and micro-focus needed

Advocates who seek to end AIDS by 2030 should be ready to call on Hillary Clinton to massively increase United States support for the Global Fund to

Published
19 October 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Policy makers’ inaction is leading people to take PrEP ‘in the wild’

An increasing number of gay men and others at risk of HIV are seeking to protect their health with PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), but the lack of

Published
19 October 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Anal sex may transmit four in ten HIV infections in US women at high risk

A study presented at the 2016 HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) Conference in Chicago, USA suggests that, in women at high risk of HIV infection, 40% or

Published
19 October 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Decriminalization is a public health strategy

We can’t end the viral hepatitis epidemics unless we end the war on drug users.

Published
18 October 2016
From
Treatment Action Group
How well do condoms protect gay men from HIV?

In laboratory testing, condoms used perfectly according to directions should be 99.5% effective against HIV with only mechanical failure (i.e. breakage) resulting in infections. Since we are human and tend to not have laboratory-style sex, how well do they actually work in reality to prevent HIV for gay men?

Published
17 October 2016
From
BETA blog
Anti-gay sentiment seen threatening Indonesia's goal to end AIDS by 2030

Growing anti-gay sentiment in Indonesia could hamper efforts to combat fast-rising HIV infections among one of the most at-risk groups, threatening the country's target to end an AIDS epidemic by 2030, a senior official has warned.

Published
13 October 2016
From
Reuters
The Lancet: Migrants screened for active tuberculosis pose negligible risk of spreading infection but can still get disease later

Tuberculosis incidence in the UK has declined over the past four years, with fewer numbers of new migrants diagnosed with the disease. A new study, published in The Lancet finds that migrants arriving on visas to the UK from countries at high risk of TB and who were pre-screened for TB, pose a negligible risk of onwards infection, despite being at increased risk of developing TB themselves.

Published
13 October 2016
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
NHS not transgender-friendly enough, says nurse

The NHS is failing to meet the needs of transgender adults and children, says an NHS nurse who has first hand experience both as a transgender patient and a caregiver.

Published
12 October 2016
From
BBC Health
France's first drug room for addicts to inject opens in Paris

A Paris hospital opens France's first "shooting gallery" - a safe place where drug addicts can inject under medical supervision.

Published
12 October 2016
From
BBC Health
Chemsex: fuelling STDs

Dr Ann Sullivan: "While we need to recognise that chemsex is here to stay, it could be much safer. People need to be kept informed about the risks and helped to avoid the pitfalls,and specialised services need to be easily accessible and acceptable to those who encounter problems."

Published
12 October 2016
From
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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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