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We Asked a Panel of Experts How They Would Tackle the Issues Around Chemsex

How do we go about tackling the chemsex epidemic when there are so many potential causes to address? I asked five experts for their opinions.

Published
01 December 2015
From
Vice
For African migrants in Europe, destitution shapes sexual behaviour and HIV risk

For African migrants recently arrived in France, periods without a residence permit, secure housing or enough money are very common and are associated with transactional and casual

Published
01 December 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Evan Wood—bringing change to addiction medicine

Wood's interest in addiction medicine grew out of his research on how best to provide antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to treat HIV in people who inject drugs (IDUs).

Published
27 November 2015
From
The Lancet
Profile: British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

The vision and dedication of director Julio Montaner, his team, and support from British Columbia politicians past and present, have seen HIV rates in BC plummet from more than 800 new cases per year in the 1990s to their current low of under 250—the lowest rate in Canada.

Published
27 November 2015
From
The Lancet
Having a moral panic about chemsex? Here’s why it’s not as bad as you think

There’s no clear evidence to connect the rise in HIV infection to gay sex parties fuelled by drugs – and it can help groups of men to bond.

Published
26 November 2015
From
The Independent
UNAIDS calls on countries to put the health and rights of women and girls at the centre of efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, UNAIDS is urging countries to put women and girls at the centre of efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

Published
26 November 2015
From
UNAIDS
Human Dignity Trust launches Criminalisation in the Commonwealth 2015 report

Ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2015 in Malta (27-29 November), the Human Dignity Trust, in association with the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, has prepared an expansive report on the extent and the pernicious consequences of the criminalisation of homosexuality within the Commonwealth.

Published
26 November 2015
From
Human Dignity Trust
1 In 4 Gay Men Should Take The Pill That Prevents HIV, CDC Says

Truvada prevents HIV, but only 21,000 people are taking the once-a-day pill. On Tuesday, federal health experts said that if we really want to stop the AIDS epidemic, that number should be more than 1.2 million.

Published
25 November 2015
From
BuzzFeed News
France approves PrEP

In a historic move, France has become the first country outside the USA, and the first country with a centrally-organised, reimbursable health system, to approve no-expense pre-exposure

Published
24 November 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Heroin, Survivor of War on Drugs, Returns With New Face

The crisis today is markedly different from its predecessors. It has settled not so much in large cities as in suburbs and rural America. New users are mostly white. Something else is different about this crisis: In and out of government, among Republicans as well as Democrats, the pendulum has swung from the “lock-’em-up” ethos that long prevailed. The emphasis now is more on treating addiction as a disease, not a police matter.

Published
24 November 2015
From
New York Times

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