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Becoming a parent should not be denied to HIV positive gay and bisexual men

If a man cannot pass HIV onto another man during sex because his viral load is undetectable, then it follows that his sperm would not pass HIV to a surrogate or child should he wish to conceive in this way. Even as a well informed HIV activist, this is an aspect of the U=U debate which I had not come across before in the context of same-sex couples.

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22 hours ago
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Gay Times
Canada to invest $8.5 million in harm reduction projects for HCV, HIV

Canadian Minister of Health announced that the Government of Canada will fund 28 projects across the country designed to reduce the risk for bloodborne infections among people who use injection drugs such as hepatitis C and HIV, according to a press release.

Published
16 October 2018
From
Healio
California Governor Is 'Missing The Point' With Veto Of Nation's First Safe Injection Site

The proposed San Francisco facility was meant to keep people safe and alive, not cure their addictions.

Published
12 October 2018
From
Huffington Post
Too Few Teens and Youth Adults Using Opioids Are Screened for Hepatitis C and HIV, New Study Finds

Despite their increased risk, only one-third of adolescents and young adults with known opioid use disorder (OUD) were screened for hepatitis C, according to a study released at the IDWeek conference in San Francisco. Furthermore, of those screened for hepatitis C, only 11% were also screened for HIV.

Published
10 October 2018
From
The Body PRO
How the myth about opioids and chronic pain affects people living with HIV

What are the benefits of long-term opioid use for people living with HIV, and what are the harms? To shed light on these issues, Jessica Merlin, MD, PhD, joins BETA from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Merlin is an infectious disease physician, an addiction specialist, and she runs a chronic pain clinic for people living with HIV.

Published
09 October 2018
From
BETA blog
Opioid Crisis Fuels A Spike In HIV Infections, And Experts Fear There's More To Come

As two cities in Massachusetts struggle with an outbreak, the powerful synthetic fentanyl may be mostly to blame.

Published
04 October 2018
From
Huffington Post
Adolescent girls’ male partners are not all much older, much wealthier ‘sugar daddies’

The male partners of adolescent girls and young women in eSwatini (Swaziland) and South Africa report substantial HIV risk behaviours, but the data also challenge the

Published
04 October 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Why Is HIV Not Spread By Mosquitos?

Have you ever wondered why mosquito-transmitted infections were responsible for shutting down the first attempt to build the Panama Canal (rampant yellow fever) or are able to kill hundreds of thousands of children (malaria) each year in Africa, yet no one has ever been infected with HIV from a mosquito bite?

Published
03 October 2018
From
American Council on Science and Health
Large proportion of people living with HIV, including gay men, would like to have children

Approximately 40% of HIV-positive adults starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the United States would like to have children in the future, a proportion that remained unchanged after two

Published
02 October 2018
By
Michael Carter
Red for HIV, yellow for hepatitis, black for death: blood inquiry puts victims first

In their smart red, yellow and black ties, the haemophiliacs could have been setting off for a day’s cricket at Lord’s. But these colours were symbolic – red for HIV, yellow for hepatitis, black for death. Many hobbled with sticks. Some were in wheelchairs. Their teeth were discoloured, chipped, or simply missing – the result of a bust immune system or avoiding the dental care that could lead to fatal bleeds.

Published
01 October 2018
From
The Guardian
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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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