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A False-Positive HIV Test Result Turned Me Into a PrEP Evangelist

For some, a false-positive HIV test is miraculous news. For me, a false-positive test while on PrEP and discussions with two longtime HIV activists transformed me into Miami's biggest PrEP promoter.

Published
11 February 2016
From
The Body
Dumbing down HIV treatment hurts everybody

Bob Leahy says there is so much faulty information on what being on treatment means and when to start that it is hurting us all. But there are solutions which can successfully balance patient rights with the benefits of starting treatment early.

Published
11 February 2016
From
Positive Lite
'I Was Offered PrEP at a Party and Told I Was Good for the Weekend'

The #AskTheHIVDoc duo return with videos that answer PrEP questions. Plus, a no-cost PrEP clinic launches in Atlanta.

Published
11 February 2016
From
Poz magazine news
Nicky Morgan: making PSHE statutory would do little to tackle the subject's problems

The minister will not prioritise making sex and relationships education statutory in all schools – despite a major campaign by MPs. Nicky Morgan believes that making personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) compulsory would do little to tackle “the most pressing problems” with the subject.

Published
11 February 2016
From
TES
Government rejects calls for statutory PSHE and SRE: comment from NAT

Today, the Government announced it won’t be following the recommendation of the Education Select Committee by making PSHE and SRE compulsory in all schools despite repeated calls from MPs, teachers and health organisations. This means it will continue to be delivered according to the whims of individual head teachers rather than the needs of young people.

Published
11 February 2016
From
NAT
New HIV cases continue to decline in D.C.

There were 396 newly reported HIV cases in 2014, a 70 percent decrease from the 1,333 cases reported in 2007, which marked the highest number of HIV cases reported in the city. Whitman-Walker Executive Director Don Blanchon said the declining number of new HIV infections in D.C. reflects the value of community wide testing, treatment on demand and prevention efforts that include pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP.

Published
09 February 2016
From
Washington Blade
Cutting prison sentences could reduce spread of HIV, study suggests

Reducing incarceration in a community may reduce the number of sexual partners men and women have, therefore reducing the spread of sexually transmitted infections.

Published
09 February 2016
From
EurekAlert
PrEP Clinic and full STI checks now available at Melbourne HIV centre PRONTO!

lients can now book appointments online with a GP to learn the basics of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV from a GP, who can also give information on how to safely and legally import generic PrEP drugs from overseas.

Published
09 February 2016
From
Gay News Network
HIV Outbreak In Indiana: DEA Arrests 10 People Tied To Disease Spread, Warns Against Prescription Painkillers

On Feb. 5, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Indiana announced the arrest of ten individuals who collectively orchestrated the distribution of drugs, primarily prescription painkillers and methamphetamine, to Scott County. The painkiller pills were then ground up and used intravenously. From there, it’s believed the sharing of HIV-infected needles spurned an outbreak; while Scott Country previously had an average of less than 10 new HIV cases annually, the last 13 months has seen 188 new cases.

Published
09 February 2016
From
Medical Daily
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Combatting Stigma & Cultural Stereotypes

African-Americans are infected with HIV at eight times the rate of white Americans and accounted for 44 percent of HIV diagnoses in 2014.

Published
08 February 2016
From
NewsOne
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