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Home-testing acceptable in 'treat everyone' trial: treatment takes longer to accept

The pilot phase of a trial in South Africa that aims to treat everyone living with HIV in a community and compare the effect of this

Published
19 hours ago
By
Gus Cairns
Globally, 1 in 12 MSM have been arrested for same-sex behaviour

Laws which criminalise homosexual behaviour – such as those recently passed by Nigeria and Uganda – are not just symbolic or rarely put into practice,

Published
23 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Recession and income inequality have fuelled HIV infections in European drug users

In European countries, increases in rates of reported HIV infections among people who inject drugs in recent years have been associated with the economic downturn and income

Published
21 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Responding to sexual violence in armed conflict

The global community has called for an end to rape in wartime, but the crime is less understood than typically acknowledged, and addressing it will demand local interventions.

Published
13 June 2014
From
The Lancet
Uganda's struggle with schistosomiasis

Efforts are underway to rid Uganda of the scourge of schistosomiasis but provision of clean water and good sanitation lags behind treatment efforts. The disease is linked to increased infection rates of HIV among girls.

Published
16 May 2014
From
The Lancet
Gates Foundation seeks to merge science and delivery of global health

Everyone knows that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation likes technology, inventing new things and helping others find innovative ways to fight diseases that afflict those living in the poorest parts of the world. But what the philanthropy hasn’t done, say some of its critics, is invest much time, attention or money in dealing with some of the more fundamental – and complex – drivers of poverty, disease and inequity

Published
06 May 2014
From
Humanosphere
Uniting against violence and HIV

“Not only is violence against women an extreme human rights violation, it also makes women more vulnerable to HIV infection,” said Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS. “Post-2015 is the opportunity to ensure all women and girls reach their full potential, without the threat of violence or risk of HIV infection.”

Published
13 March 2014
From
UNAIDS (press release)
HIV incidence at record high in young gay black men in southern USA

HIV incidence in young black gay men in Atlanta, Georgia in the US is running at 12.1% a year – one of the highest figures for

Published
05 March 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Young people who acquire HIV in Uganda report poor communication and mistrust in their relationships

Compared with young people who remain HIV negative, recent seroconverters in Rakai, Uganda describe sexual relationships marked by poorer communication, greater suspicion and mistrust, and larger and

Published
20 February 2014
By
Roger Pebody
LGB individuals living in anti-gay communities die early

In the first study to look at the consequences of anti-gay prejudice for mortality, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals who lived in communities with high levels of anti-gay prejudice have a shorter life expectancy of 12 years on average compared with their peers in the least prejudiced communities. "The results of this study suggest a broadening of the consequences of prejudice to include premature death," noted the study's lead author, Mark Hatzenbuehler, PhD, assistant professor of Sociomedical Sciences. The study is online in the journal Social Science & Medicine.

Published
16 February 2014
From
Mailman School of Public Health
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