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Black MSM, PrEP Access Top Focus of New CDC HIV Prevention Funding

More than $216 million over a five-year period has been awarded to 90 community-based organizations (CBOs) by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The majority of the funding is for HIV prevention strategies for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), as well as African-American communities. New funding will also go to increase access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for black MSM -- the demographic that has been most impacted by the epidemic.

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5 hours ago
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The Body
Longer secondary education protects against HIV infection, Botswana study shows

Every additional year of schooling among young people in Botswana was associated with an 8% reduction in the risk of HIV infection in the years between 2004

Published
7 hours ago
By
Keith Alcorn
Where next in PrEP and microbicides? Europeans discuss research pipeline

Thursday 18 June saw the final research meeting in Brussels of CHAARM (Combined Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Microbicides), the EU-supported research consortium which for the last five and a

Published
7 hours ago
By
Gus Cairns
Could a Subdermal Implant Mean the End of HIV?

Findings published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy report that a novel, subdermal implant delivering potent antiretroviral (ARV) drugs shows extreme promise in stopping the spread of HIV.

Published
06 July 2015
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Edge San Francisco
Drug consumption rooms: an overview of provision and evidence

The European Union’s drug misuse monitoring centre says the evidence contradicts concerns that facilities where drug users can more safely use illegal drugs might counterproductively encourage drug use, delay treatment entry, or aggravate problems arising from local drug markets; instead both the users and the community benefit.

Published
06 July 2015
From
Drug & Alcohol Findings
The sexual and reproductive health issue you’ve probably never heard of….

Why is one of the most common gynaecological conditions in sub-Saharan Africa, schistosomiasis, misunderstood, under-researched and under-reported? It is a significant risk factor for HIV acquisition in women.

Published
06 July 2015
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50.50
Theresa May's legal highs ban is unenforceable, say government advisers

Home secretary is told legislation banning all psychoactive substances needs a rewrite to avoid unintentionally criminalising people.

Published
06 July 2015
From
The Guardian
No, Teens Did Not Create a Working Condom That Changes Colors if You Have an STI, and Maybe They Shouldn’t

Last week, the story broke about teens who had invented a new condom that could detect sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and alert a partner by changing colors. But this condom-and-STI-test-wrapped-in-one is not coming soon to a pharmacy near you. It’s an interesting idea, but that’s all it is: just an idea. It’s a thought with theory behind it on how it might work. It has not gotten past the concept stage. There is no operational prototype.

Published
06 July 2015
From
RH Reality Check
ART roll-out in Uganda accompanied by increased rates of HIV disclosure to spouses

Roll-out of antiretroviral treatment (ART) has been accompanied by an increase in the proportion of people living with HIV disclosing their status to spouses, investigators from Uganda report

Published
06 July 2015
By
Michael Carter
The Report: Chemsex

Crystal Meth, GHB/GBL and Mephedrone are drugs that together can heighten arousal and strip away inhibitions. They've become increasingly popular on London's gay scene, and the effects can see some users taking part in weekend-long sex parties, involving multiple partners. For Radio 4's The Report, Mobeen Azhar speaks to men entrenched in this lifestyle and explores the impact the so-called 'chemsex' scene is having on public health services.

Published
03 July 2015
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BBC Radio 4
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