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Sex work's new tools of the trade

The South African government announced in March that it would begin providing PrEP for free to as many as 5 000 sex workers at 10 sites to reduce new HIV infections.

Published
08 December 2016
From
Bhekisisa
London-wide HIV prevention programme to face 10% budget cuts

The programme is due to expire in March 2017 - council leaders were asked to approve it for a further two years, but with a cut in the total funding from borough councils from £1.2m a year to £1.08m. The report said that the cuts were needed because of national cuts to public health budgets.

Published
08 December 2016
From
Public Sector Executive
Philippines urged to break condom barriers amid rising HIV epidemic among gay men

RELIGIOUS conservatism and restrictive policies that the Duterte administration has inherited are fueling a rising human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic in the Philippines, particularly among men who have sex with men, a report released Thursday by global rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said.

Published
08 December 2016
From
Asian Correspondent
West African HIV-2 prevalence associated with lower historical male circumcision rates

Cities with substantial uncircumcised populations in 1950 tended to have higher HIV-2 prevalence from 1985.

Published
08 December 2016
From
EurekAlert (press release)
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
From
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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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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