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Is London’s gay scene self-harming through sex and drug use?

David Stuart of gay men's drug project Antidote discusses increases in the use of methamphetamine and mephedrone in London's gay scene and an increased tendency to inject them.

24 January 2013
Pink News
Better Syringe Designs Could Nearly Eradicate Global Annual HIV Infections from Syringe Sharing Within Eight Years

Switching the type of syringe used by people who inject drugs could help curb HIV transmission in countries with injection-driven epidemics within eight years, according to a new article which summarizes existing evidence regarding how low dead-space syringes can help reduce HIV transmission and estimates potential impacts on HIV transmission among people who inject drugs.

16 January 2013
Newswise (press release)
Africa: Study Confirms Role of Road Networks in HIV Spread

Road networks are strongly related to the spread of HIV-1 - the HIV subtype responsible for the AIDS pandemic - across Sub-Saharan Africa, a study confirms.

14 January 2013
How Men in South Africa Are Trying to Stop Violence Against Women

The Sonke Gender Justice Network is encouraging young men to embrace new behaviors.

07 January 2013
The Atlantic
Rich Kenyans hardest hit by HIV, says study

Money, power and lifestyle are among the contributing factors leading to a high HIV prevalence rate, according to the head of the monitoring and evaluation unit at the National Aids Control Council (NACC), Dr Patrick Mureithi.

17 December 2012
Daily Nation
New study shows structural factors play major role in access to HIV services for gay men worldwide

A large-scale study of gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM), conducted by the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF), indicates that only one third of MSM can easily access condoms, lubricant, HIV testing, and HIV treatment.

30 November 2012
Does Muslim religion have an impact on HIV transmission?

A recent paper in the American Sociological Review – Adamczyk & Hayes  – seeks to demonstrate that the predominance of the Muslim religion in a country may have a macro-level, cultural impact on the sexual behaviour (pre- and extra-marital sex) of its residents.

08 November 2012
BMJ Group blogs
South African women who seek goods and services from sexual partners more likely to become HIV positive within two years

Young South African women who engage in sex or have relationships partially motivated by economic gain are more likely to become infected with HIV, Rachel Jewkes

01 November 2012
Roger Pebody
Ten Years After Decriminalization, Drug Abuse Down by Half in Portugal

Ten years ago, Portugal decriminalized all drugs. One decade after this unprecedented experiment, drug abuse is down by half:

31 October 2012
Forbes Magazine
For many destitute Kenyans, illegal sales of anti-HIV drugs only means of survival

The illegal sale of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs that curb HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is rampant in Kenya. Patients who receive the drugs for free under international aid programs are selling them to wealthy people who want to keep their HIV secret, or to those elsewhere in Africa who face difficulties obtaining the medication.

29 October 2012
The Asahi Shimbun

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