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Innovative HIV prevention projects reached 170,000 people in 2018

Projects working towards preventing HIV across England, which were funded by the Public Health England (PHE) HIV Innovation Fund, reached around 170,000 people at-risk of, or living with HIV - as well as the general public in 2017 to 2018.

Published
28 February 2019
From
Public Health England
The untold story of how India's sex workers prevented an Aids epidemic

Ashok Alexander spent a decade at the helm of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s campaign against HIV. In his book, A Stranger Truth: Lessons in Love, Leadership and Courage from India’s Sex Workers, he says the miracle would never have happened without the cooperation of sex workers.

Published
17 December 2018
From
The Guardian
Managing sexual and survival risks: the impact of inequity and stigma on Jamaican MSM and trans women

Two recent qualitative studies highlight Jamaican men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender (trans) women’s heightened vulnerability to HIV. These groups are at higher risk of

Published
14 December 2018
By
Krishen Samuel
'Repressive Policing' Ups HIV, STI Risk in Sex Workers

Policies that criminalize sex work were linked to higher odds of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV infection, unsafe sex practices for sex workers, and sexual violence from their clients or partners, a pooled meta-analysis found.

Published
12 December 2018
From
MedPage Today
Malawi: Sex workers demand access to PrEP

Ministry of Health officials in Malawi announced that the government is yet to rollout guidelines on PrEP. But Health Rights advocates have expressed worry over the delay in adopting new HIV prevention technologies like these.

Published
22 October 2018
From
Key Correspondents
Indonesia: tackling HIV in one of the world’s fastest-growing epidemics

A prospective study that recruited a significant proportion of people newly diagnosed with HIV in four locations in Indonesia and offered them immediate antiretroviral therapy (ART)

Published
04 September 2018
By
Gus Cairns
PrEP for female sex workers: non-judgemental attitudes and community involvement are keys to success

Several studies presented at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam last month detailed very different approaches to introducing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to female sex workers (FSWs) as

Published
28 August 2018
By
Gus Cairns
PrEP spreads across Africa – slowly

This year, 2018, will be the year that a really significant number of people in Africa started HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the 22nd International AIDS Conference

Published
06 August 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Studies raise concerns about policies seeking to “end demand” for sex work

Research suggests that “end demand” laws are reducing demand for HIV services, according to panellists sharing the effectiveness of “end demand” policies at a press conference that featured scientific abstracts and input from advocates.

Published
27 July 2018
From
International AIDS Society
HIV is not the only risk – using condoms or getting tested can pose risks to trust and relationships

Perceptions of risk are crucial in explaining why people do or do not make use of HIV-prevention interventions. But considerations of risk need to go

Published
06 July 2018
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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