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Depression Is Teaming Up 
With HIV to Kill 
Black Gay Men. 
Can We Stop It?

Black gay men, in particular, are bearing the brunt of these intersecting factors, leading them to experience higher rates of depression as well as increased HIV risks and negative health outcomes, including early death. Bottom line: Depression is teaming up with HIV to kill black gay men. But why?

15 February 2016
HIVPlus Mag
Cutting prison sentences could reduce spread of HIV, study suggests

Reducing incarceration in a community may reduce the number of sexual partners men and women have, therefore reducing the spread of sexually transmitted infections.

09 February 2016
US: Study shows direct link between state spending habits and AIDS deaths

American states with higher spending on social services and public health -- such as education and income support -- per person living in poverty (according to the federal poverty threshold) had significantly lower HIV/AIDS case rates and fewer AIDS deaths.

04 February 2016
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Worlds Apart: Vast Disparities In Treatment Separate Americans With HIV

HIV/AIDS activists and physicians now emphasize the socioeconomic barriers that keep some people living with HIV from consistently obtaining and using antiretroviral drugs to remain healthy. Addressing patients’ social and economic challenges is complicated and not reimbursable.

04 January 2016
Kaiser Health News
HIV prevention fatigue: Program engages men who have heard it all before

An innovative program in San Francisco acknowledges and addresses prevention fatigue, while helping gay and bisexual men improve sexual health and wellbeing. Bridgemen carefully weaves education and discussions about sex and health into events that bring men together socially and for community service projects.

23 December 2015
BETA blog
Why Are So Many Black Women Dying of AIDS?

Higher incarceration rates among black males explain the lion’s share of the black-white disparity in AIDS infection rates among both men and women.

15 December 2015
New York Times
An increase in alcohol tax appears to have decreased gonorrhea rates in Maryland

Increasing state alcohol taxes could help prevent sexually transmitted infections, such as gonorrhea, according to University of Florida Health researchers, who found that gonorrhea rates decreased by 24 percent in Maryland after the state increased its sales tax on alcohol in 2011.

09 December 2015
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
More on Cash Transfers to Reduce HIV among Adolescents

Four recent studies emerging from India and South Africa have challenged the prevailing narrative about the benefits of cash transfers for adolescents and raised concerns about unintended consequences.

08 December 2015
Center for Global Development
Australian survey finds that less than a third of gay men have committed relationships with just one partner

A large survey conducted through gay dating sites and Facebook in Australia has found that previous surveys may have overestimated the proportion of gay men who are

03 December 2015
Gus Cairns
For African migrants in Europe, destitution shapes sexual behaviour and HIV risk

For African migrants recently arrived in France, periods without a residence permit, secure housing or enough money are very common and are associated with transactional and casual

01 December 2015
Roger Pebody

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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