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Do people living with HIV who have an undetectable viral load need to wear condoms?

In the face of extensive research showing that people living with HIV who are on antiretroviral therapy (ART) with stable undetectable viral load have an extremely low

Published
02 November 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Anal sex may transmit four in ten HIV infections in US women at high risk

A study presented at the 2016 HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) Conference in Chicago, USA suggests that, in women at high risk of HIV infection, 40% or

Published
19 October 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Gay men with overlapping partnerships are more likely to be recently and locally infected

A study analysing transmission patterns between gay men in a cohort of patients in San Diego, California has found the strongest scientific evidence so far that concurrency

Published
06 October 2016
By
Gus Cairns
How Three New studies Unravel South Africa's Patterns of HIV Transmission

Three studies conducted by the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (Caprisa) in rural and urban sub-districts of the KwaZulu-Natal province provide new insights into the engine that drives HIV transmission in the country. They also reveal a new way to tackle the problem of HIV. Caprisa’s director Professor Salim Abdool-Karim explains the latest findings.

Published
27 July 2016
From
The Good Men Project (blog)
More confidence on zero risk: still no transmissions seen from people with an undetectable viral load in PARTNER study

The PARTNER study, which two years ago created headlines by establishing that the chance of an HIV-positive person with an undetectable viral load transmitting their virus was

Published
19 July 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Study results provide critical new data to guide HIV prevention and treatment efforts for women and girls

Multiple studies discussed today in an official press briefing at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban collectively provide new insights that will help shape future HIV prevention and treatment efforts for women and girls.

Published
18 July 2016
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AIDS 2016
Are ‘Sex roulette’ parties really taking place?

PICTURE this scenario: you walk into a room filled with a bunch of naked people. You’re all about to voluntarily have sex. But one of them has an incurable sexually-transmitted infection. You don’t know who that person is. And you’re strictly not allowed to use a condom. Makes for a crazy story, right? Over the past week, reports have emerged of this supposed rising new trend called ‘Sex Roulette’ parties.

Published
25 May 2016
From
news.com.au
Small risk of sexual transmission of HIV persists through first six months of ART

A risk of HIV transmission to sexual partners persists for six months after the initiation of antiretroviral therapy, investigators from a large prospective prevention study confirm in

Published
10 May 2016
By
Michael Carter
More targeted interventions to diagnose HIV during acute infection are needed, researchers warn

Men who have sex with men (MSM) diagnosed with HIV in the acute phase of HIV infection have a greater number of recent sexual partners and

Published
28 April 2016
By
Michael Carter
HIV-infected vaginal cells do not transmit HIV if plasma viral load is undetectable, researchers find

A group of researchers have cleared up an important question about HIV transmission, in experiments on mice. Although HIV-infected CD4 cells persist in the vagina even on

Published
15 February 2016
By
Gus Cairns
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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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