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Is managing HIV making us more sexually liberated?

There’s no simple answer to why gay men bareback. It’s a mixture of all of these issues, but chief among these is certainly the fact that thanks to ever advancing medication HIV is no longer regarded as a death sentence.

Published
30 January 2014
From
Beige
Taking one to tango: how restricting responsibility for safer sex to individuals hinders talking about safer sex

A discussion paper based on a Canadian project that invited HIV-negative and HIV-positive gay men to discuss anti-HIV stigma and sexual risk-taking concludes that ideas of “individual responsibility”

Published
28 January 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Miriam Hospital study links intimate partner violence and risk of HIV

The findings suggest that women involved in violent relationships fear that their partner might respond with violence if asked to use a condom, which in turn, leads to less condom use for these women.

Published
22 January 2014
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Government grants reduce HIV risks for teenage girls in South Africa

A study, led by Oxford University, finds that government grants in Southern Africa reduce HIV risks for teenage girls. The study, in The Lancet Global Health, involved 3,515 young people between 2009-12 in urban and rural parts of two South African provinces. They found teenage girls from households receiving grants were two-thirds less likely to take much older boyfriends, and half as likely to have sex in exchange for money, food, school fees or shelter.

Published
27 November 2013
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Eurekalert Inf Dis
Economist wins Polanyi Prize for research into the unfaithful

Economist Roland Pongou has reached a curious conclusion about infidelity and sexual networks - women are less likely to cheat on their partners and, oddly, that makes them more vulnerable to HIV.

Published
26 November 2013
From
Ottawa Citizen
UNAIDS Urges End to Gender-Based Violence in Effort to Reduce Risk of HIV Infection

The United Nations agency leading the response to the AIDS epidemic is calling for an end to gender-based violence, which is not only a serious human rights violation but also increases the risk of HIV infection.

Published
26 November 2013
From
AllAfrica
Urgent need to address "resurgent" gay global epidemic, says English public health chief

There is an increasing and potentially catastrophic HIV and sexual health epidemic in gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM) in every part of

Published
23 November 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Late testing rates declining in Europe, but largely in gay men

Over Europe as a whole, the proportion of people testing late for HIV decreased between 2002 and 2010, a presentation at the 14th European AIDS Conference in Brussels

Published
24 October 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Startling New Map: 92 Percent of New HIV Cases are in 25 Percent of US Counties

“It’s a great indicator of where to do testing, where to put centers. We might use this data to say, ‘How many resources do we need to help link people into HIV care,” suggested Patrick Sullivan, a professor at Emory’s school of public health and the head of AIDSVu. “Or, what is the growth in HIV load going to look like in the future, to plan for provider capacity?” The maps display cases by county, and show that 92 percent of new diagnoses between 2008 and 2011 took place in just 25 percent of U.S. counties.

Published
02 October 2013
From
The New Republic
Economic austerity affects the way in which HIV-positive Londoners view ‘treatment as prevention’

Discussions of an economic crisis and of austerity contribute to the manner in which people living with HIV in London make treatment decisions and frame attitudes to

Published
23 September 2013
By
Roger Pebody

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