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Rings, films or inserts? Researchers need to develop prevention products that make sense in women’s lives

“We need to think outside of the box,” Sharon Hillier of the Microbicide Trials Network told the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P 2016) conference in Chicago

Published
21 October 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Educational attainment associated with health outcomes after starting HIV therapy

People with HIV who have lower educational attainment have poorer outcomes after starting combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), according to data from a large European cohort collaboration published

Published
11 October 2016
By
Michael Carter
Structural inequalities create vulnerability to HIV for black gay men in New York

The sexual relationships of many African American men who have sex with men are largely shaped by economic insecurity, housing instability and stigma, according to a new

Published
23 September 2016
By
Roger Pebody
The end of the end of AIDS

The Durban 2016 AIDS Conference marks the end of "ending the HIV epidemic" as a feasible goal with the tools we have. We need new and better tools. Talk of ending AIDS has led to a widespread perception in the broader health and development community that this crisis is over. It isn't.

Published
16 August 2016
From
World Bank (blog)
Can cash transfers reduce HIV incidence in young people?

A lack of comprehensive research into why young people engage in risky behaviour that can lead to HIV infection and then drop out of treatment is impeding progress in reducing prevalence in this group, said experts at a session at … more →

Published
02 August 2016
From
Key Correspondents
Mapping local HIV epidemics can help target resources to areas with the greatest need

Global health agencies have recently put a new emphasis on geography. UNAIDS have called for programmes to focus on “location and population”. PEPFAR (The US President's Emergency

Published
26 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Comprehensive services for sex workers reduce detectable viral load, but enhanced ARV services provide no extra benefit

A randomised trial in female sex workers in Zimbabwe, offering enhanced access to HIV treatment and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), has failed to show that the extra services

Published
19 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Strong association between sexual violence and African women acquiring HIV in Europe

Migrant African women who have acquired HIV since moving to France are four times more likely to have experienced forced sex in France than other migrant women,

Published
19 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Gains in curbing HIV epidemic could be lost without continued commitment, AIDS 2016 speakers say

Participants at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), taking place this week in Durban, South Africa, reviewed the remarkable gains that have been made in access to

Published
19 July 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
More schooling reduces HIV risk. But by how much?

There are any number of arguments for boosting the education of girls in poorer nations. A person who knows more, regardless of gender, tends to earn more. The children of mothers with more education often do better themselves. Senator Tim Kaine added another item to the list, claiming, "For every extra year that a girl stays in secondary school, her chance of getting infected with HIV/AIDS decreases by half."

Published
27 June 2016
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PolitiFact

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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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