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PrEP use is rising fast in US, but large racial disparities remain

More than 49,000 people in the US have filled prescriptions for Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis at retail pharmacies, according to the results of a survey by Gilead Sciences

Published
24 June 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
New Sex-positive Videos Showcase Transgender Health Issues

What are the sexual health decisions that transgender people face, and how do their decisions impact health and wellness? Decisions around PrEP, personal empowerment, dating and sex are explored in two new videos created in a partnership between Project Inform and Outshine NW. The videos were written, directed, facilitated and performed by transgender community members.

Published
23 June 2016
From
BETA blog
It gets better: Gay men aged over 65 have the happiest sex lives

Gay and bi men aged over 65 are the happiest with their sex lives and, in general, satisfaction seems to grow with age. And there’s good news for anyone diagnosed with HIV too – you are just as likely to have a happy sex life as people who are HIV negative or don’t know their status. That’s according to the biggest sex survey of gay and bi men in England, out today.

Published
22 June 2016
From
Gay Star News
Gay men report a wide range of behaviours to make sex safer

Gay men in the UK employ a wide range of precautionary tactics and behaviours to avoid harms during sex – using condoms is just one of

Published
22 June 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Gay sex survey: why preventing HIV means calling an end to finger pointing

Thinking of HIV prevention only one topic at a time - like chemsex or PrEP - impedes our ability to provide education across the wide range of needs in the community. Looking for singular solutions has not got us ahead of the curve on HIV infections among men having sex with each other. It is a complex multifaceted problem that requires sustained systemic change in a wide range of social institutions.

Published
21 June 2016
From
The Conversation
STDs Among Gay Men in a New Era of PrEP

In tandem with (and prior to) the approval and uptake of PrEP, rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been increasing among men who have sex with men in San Francisco. What’s going on—and what can we do about the rising rates of STIs?

Published
21 June 2016
From
BETA blog
Placing pleasure at the heart of safe sex

There’s a new sex toy in town – an erotic accessory that increases sexual pleasure and keeps you safe. Because it’s such a potent weapon in combatting HIV the government is distributing them to all corners of the country. Now they just have to persuade young people to use them.

Published
21 June 2016
From
Health-e
Hepatitis C: Treating People Who Inject Drugs

How can HCV specialists best work with addiction centers to bring potential patients into more complete and comprehensive HCV care?

Published
21 June 2016
From
HCV Next
Many US communities vulnerable to HIV outbreak due to unsafe injecting of prescription opioids

Research published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes has identified the jurisdictions in the United States especially vulnerable to the rapid spread

Published
21 June 2016
By
Michael Carter
Women in HIV serodiscordant relationships less likely to take PrEP consistently if they experience intimate partner violence

Experiencing intimate partner violence is associated with an increased risk of poor adherence to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among women in serodiscorant relationships in sub-Saharan Africa, investigators report

Published
20 June 2016
By
Michael Carter
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