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Dying from a treatable disease: HIV and the men we neglect

The international community has done a great deal to keep women and their children alive through the AIDS epidemic. It should not continue to overlook their husbands and fathers. Dedicated male-friendly HIV services are needed.

Published
23 February 2016
From
The Conversation
The UK’s LGBT Charities Are Under Threat

David Cameron might have said that when it comes to austerity "we're all in this together", but the reality is that services relied on by the LGBT community are being hit especially hard.

Published
23 February 2016
From
i-D
Vaginal rings containing antiretroviral moderately effective in preventing HIV – but not in the youngest women

The results of two studies announced today at the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2016) in Boston, USA, show that vaginal rings impregnated

Published
22 February 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Ask the Experts: Meno-POZ

“What can I expect as an HIV-positive woman who is entering menopause? Will menopause be different for me because of my HIV status?”

Published
22 February 2016
From
CATIE
Should we focus hepatitis C treatment on some injectors and not others?

The ethics are debatable, but the figures seem incontrovertible: under certain circumstances, to maximally save others from infection it is best to focus expensive, lifesaving treatments for hepatitis C on some injectors and not others. In the UK context, preventive gains may be greatest from treating the kinds of low-risk injectors found at needle exchanges and addiction treatment services.

Published
22 February 2016
From
Drug & Alcohol Findings
High Rates of HIV Found Among Trans Women as New U.S. Studies Narrow Transgender Data Gap

HIV prevention and services for transgender women and men were the focus of several presentations at the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC), which took place from Dec. 6 to Dec. 9 in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, the upcoming Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) will feature a plenary session on transgender people -- a first for this research conference focused on HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases.

Published
18 February 2016
From
The Body Pro
Obama Removes All Funding For ‘Abstinence-Only’ Sex Education

Good news: President Barack Obama removes all government funding for abstinence-only sex education programs in US public schools.

Published
18 February 2016
From
Patheos
“Biomed-matching” Emerges among Gay Men Who Say to Partners, “I’m also on PrEP”

Gay men are engaging in even more nuanced decision-making about sex, report Michael Newcomb, PhD and colleagues in a paper published in Epidemiology and Prevention. They found that it is … Read More →

Published
18 February 2016
From
BETA blog
What do women want from a vaginal microbicide ring?

In order to maximise confidence in its effectiveness, a vaginal microbicide ring for women would ideally need to be flexible, translucent and not too slippery, a focus

Published
18 February 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Activists Are Saving The World, But Who Is Saving Them?

Bisi Alimi writes: "How best do we support LGBTI activists across the Global South who are sacrificing their time, lives and energy to create a better world? When activists are left hanging, emotionally and financially, who will save the people saving the world?"

Published
17 February 2016
From
Slant

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