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PrEP May Offer Psychological Benefits to Gay, Bisexual Men at Risk for HIV

A new study has identified lower rates of sexual anxiety among gay and bisexual men taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

Published
24 April 2019
From
American Journal of Managed Care
HPV vaccination for gay men effectively delivered in sexual health and HIV clinics

A human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme targeted at men who have sex with men (MSM) can be effectively delivered using specialist sexual health and HIV clinics, according to

Published
10 April 2019
By
Michael Carter
English clinic survey finds that 40% of gay men with new hepatitis C infections are HIV negative

A study of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with recently acquired hepatitis C infection and treated in three English clinics has found that 40% of them were

Published
07 April 2019
By
Gus Cairns
Inside Grindr, fears that China wanted to access user data via HIV research

Just a few months after a Chinese gaming company acquired Grindr, a gay dating app, employees of the app learned that the Trump administration was investigating the deal over national security concerns, according to two people familiar with the company. There were worries that China could harvest potentially embarrassing or sensitive private data from the app for espionage purposes. For example, China might be able to find out the HIV status of U.S. military or security personnel who use Grindr.

Published
05 April 2019
From
NBC News
First year of PrEP in Scotland: more users than expected, few dropouts, few HIV infections

The recent report on the first year of the implementation of  pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) through the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland concludes: “Year one has

Published
02 April 2019
By
Gus Cairns
Efavirenz and rifampicin together reduce levels of injectable contraception

Women with HIV receiving depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), with efavirenz (EFV)-based ART and rifampicin (RIF)-based TB treatment, had lower MPA plasma levels compared with women not receiving the two drugs.

Published
29 March 2019
From
HIV i-Base
Double-dose levonorgestrel implant does not overcome interaction with efavirenz

Using two levonorgestrel (LNG) implants does not fully overcome the drug-drug interaction with efavirenz (EFV) – according to findings from a pharmacokinetic (PK) evaluation of double-dose LNG in Ugandan women receiving EFV-based ART.

Published
29 March 2019
From
HIV i-Base
Reclaiming my time!

Every time I take my medicine, it is an act of preventing transmission, and survival. Never again will I see myself as ‘unclean’ or ‘a risk to others’. The only time HIV plays a role in my life is when I take my medication before bed.

Published
22 March 2019
From
PrEPing MALTA
Pipeline for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis

A new report on the sexually transmitted infection (STI) treatment and prevention research “pipeline” points to serious gaps in the development of new tools to address a growing epidemic in the U.S. The report, released today by Treatment Action Group (TAG), provides an assessment of the current research pipeline and calls for a major new investment in STI research.

Published
20 March 2019
From
TAG
Sex clinics show how competition can improve England’s NHS

Patients can walk into clinics without a referral, so providers have to compete for their business.

Published
15 March 2019
From
The Economist (requires free registration)
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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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