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Gay men recall seeing mass media campaign, but impact on behaviour remains unclear

A media campaign promoting condom use and sexual health check-ups to gay and other men who have sex with men in Scotland was recalled by 60% of

Published
18 September 2013
By
Roger Pebody
Mounting HIV cases have porn industry questioning its own trade group

With a third Los Angeles-area porn performer confirmed as HIV positive, and reports of a fourth having the virus, the very trade group that is supposed to speak for the industry has increasingly found itself under fire from within adult entertainment. Its handling of the health care crisis has widened a schism that was already forming within the industry about its effectiveness and the level of support it provides.

Published
13 September 2013
From
CNBC
Systematic review confirms that regular viral load monitoring assists adherence to HIV therapy

Routine viral load monitoring means that people with treatment adherence problems can be identified and provided with support so they achieve viral suppression, results of a systematic review

Published
12 September 2013
By
Michael Carter
Fourth porn actor diagnosed with HIV

"I can confirm that a male performer came to us and indicated that he had become infected with HIV," said Michael Weinstein, president of the Aids Healthcare Foundation. The disclosure will likely pressure the industry to continue a moratorium on new productions and the mandatory use of condoms.

Published
10 September 2013
From
The Guardian
Third porn actor tests positive for HIV; film shutdown proposed

The HIV case that prompted a new moratorium on shooting in the adult film industry involves a third performer, an industry group has confirmed.

Published
08 September 2013
From
Los Angeles Times
Risk Factors and Outcomes for Late Presentation for HIV-Positive Persons in Europe

LP has decreased over time across Europe, but remains a significant issue in the region in all HIV exposure groups. Earlier and more widespread testing, timely referrals after testing positive, and improved retention in care strategies are required to further reduce the incidence of LP.

Published
06 September 2013
From
PLoS Medicine
Social Media for HIV prevention: More research needed

The potential for Social Media (#SoMe) to contribute to HIV prevention is worth exploring and researching but studies need to be conducted with strict criteria to discern the evidence from the hype in such a fuzzy area.

Published
06 September 2013
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Efforts to ensure earlier diagnosis of HIV infection across Europe are still needed

Late diagnosis of HIV infection and entry into care remains a substantial problem across Europe according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The study, which was an international collaboration led by Amanda Mocroft from University College London, UK, analysed data from the COHERE in EuroCOORD study, an international collaboration including over 84,000 individuals with HIV infections from 35 European countries from January 2000 to January 2011.

Published
05 September 2013
From
Eurekalert
Second Los Angeles porn performer in two weeks says he has HIV

A trade group representing producers of pornographic movies in Los Angeles on Tuesday called on the sexual partners of a porn actor to be tested for the virus that causes AIDS, after he apparently claimed to have tested positive.

Published
04 September 2013
From
Reuters
Universal vs. targeted HIV screening in US EDs

“Universal” screening in emergency departments is, of course, easier to recommend, than to implement. However, a recent US study raises the question whether, given adequate resources for implementation of universal screening, it is even the right goal to aim for. Isn’t some degree of targeting always bound to have a beneficial influence on the yield of screening?

Published
04 September 2013
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