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Condom efficacy may have been underestimated, new CDC study suggests

A new meta-analysis (Johnson) of the efficacy of condoms in preventing HIV transmission via anal sex between gay men has found a considerably higher estimate

Published
04 July 2018
By
Gus Cairns
About That Awful AIDS Op-Ed in The New York Times…

Don’t miss these responses from seasoned activists and experts—including Peter Staley’s 31-point rebuttal in tweets.

Published
03 July 2018
From
POZ
Gay men get less HIV but more STIs after starting PrEP, meta-analysis finds

A meta-analysis of 17 studies of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) has found that,

Published
08 June 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Starting PrEP Is Tied to an Increased Likelihood of Contracting STIs

Starting PrEP is associated with an increase in the likelihood of being diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among MSM/TGWs. This finding, from a review of multiple studies of PrEP including thousands of participants, suggests that condom use declines in this population during the period immediately following embarking upon a regimen of Truvada for HIV prevention.

Published
31 May 2018
From
POZ
‘Risky when young’ or ‘risky with age’: Dutch study identifies life patterns associated with higher HIV risk in gay men

A Dutch study which looked at the way gay men’s risk of HIV changed with time has used statistical analysis to isolate two kinds of

Published
25 May 2018
By
Gus Cairns
No new HIV infections among Kaiser PrEP users, but data shows missed opportunities

No new HIV infections have occurred among nearly 5000 people who started Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the Kaiser Permanente Northern California health system, according to a

Published
07 September 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
Why This Trans Guy Stopped Taking Daily PrEP for HIV Prevention

JD Davids writes: "I've found myself taking PrEP for weeks or months without having any real risk of HIV, so clearly it seemed my 'seasons of risk' have changed. I take lots of meds and supplements for three autoimmune diseases and related chronic pain and fatigue -- so, I'm good with having one less pill and two less drugs in the mix. Plus, it now looks as if it will be easier than previously thought for me to get up to protective levels if I want to get back on."

Published
24 August 2017
From
TheBody.com
Dutch study finds out whether gay men prefer daily or on-demand PrEP

In Europe, whether through national programmes or in trials, people are more often than not being given the choice of taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) daily or intermittently

Published
28 July 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria

Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization has said. Gonorrhoea can infect the genitals, rectum and throat, but it is the last that is most concerning health officials. Dr Wi said antibiotics could lead to bacteria in the back of the throat, including relatives of gonorrhoea, developing resistance. She said: "When you use antibiotics to treat infections like a normal sore throat, this mixes with the Neisseria species in your throat and this results in resistance."

Published
07 July 2017
From
BBC
What is safe sex now? Does it include undetectable viral load and PrEP?

Treatment as prevention and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) provide new ways to safely avoid HIV, but this poses challenges to the ways in which communities understand

Published
28 February 2017
By
Roger Pebody
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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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