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United States: Syringe service use up, but a third of people who inject drugs still share needles

Use of syringe exchange and distribution services has increased substantially over the past decade in the United States, and HIV diagnoses among people who inject drugs have

Published
06 December 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Israeli Health Ministry slammed for 'dragging feet' on new HIV drug

Israel Hayom reveals content of sharp letter sent by medical, community associations to Health Ministry accusing it of endangering public health by delaying introduction of new treatment to prevent HIV infection.

Published
05 December 2016
From
Israel Hayom
Why over 45s are at risk of sexually transmitted infections – new findings

Our research with heterosexual men and women in Glasgow aged between 45 and 65 explored not only what middle-aged adults know about HIV and other STIs but also the social circumstances surrounding that knowledge.

Published
05 December 2016
From
The Conversation
Male circumcision in Uganda will only improve if local beliefs are considered

Our research found that religious and cultural beliefs compete with the messages about the purpose of circumcision. We found that this got in the way of men deciding whether or not to be circumcised medically and also affected the way they behaved afterwards.

Published
05 December 2016
From
The Conversation
Response to NHS England announcement on PrEP

We are disappointed that PrEP will not be available on the NHS in the near future. Nonetheless, we are glad that at least 10,000 people will be offered PrEP... We hope that the trial will build on evidence from PROUD, instead of merely repeating the important work that has already been completed.

Published
05 December 2016
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PROUD study
PrEP in the UK: Terms and Conditions will apply

The commitment to provide PrEP on the NHS was long overdue, but the proposed mode of delivery raises more questions than it provides answers.

Published
05 December 2016
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Questions about the PrEP implementation study

It’s a start. It’s not ideal but it’s a start.

Published
05 December 2016
From
Greg Owen (blog)
Inside The Dark, Dangerous World of Chemsex

Gay and bisexual men described wide-scale and systematic sexual violence, the deliberate drugging of vulnerable teenagers, the coaxing of impoverished men into a cloaked world of prostitution, frequent mental breakdowns from meth-induced psychoses, overdose victims routinely left to slip into comas, and a pile-up of sudden deaths. Almost no one is coming forward to report incidents to police. And most are not seeking help from services that treat substance abuse or tackle sexual exploitation.

Published
04 December 2016
From
Buzzfeed
NHS England fudges PrEP access and delays on-demand access to PrEP by years; blocks doctors from prescribing PrEP now

It is difficult to be impressed with this compromise. Rather than meet the real need of people currently at highest risk, it will further delay access to an option to prevent HIV transmission that has clearly passed the criteria for safety, efficacy and effectiveness laid out for other NHS treatments.

Published
04 December 2016
From
HIV i-Base
NHS England announces major new PrEP trial for 2017

NHS England, in collaboration with Public Health England, has announced in a press release today that a major new implementation trial of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) will start

Published
04 December 2016
By
Gus Cairns
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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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