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STI rates in PrEP users very high, but evidence that PrEP increases them is inconclusive

A study of PrEP users presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2017) last week, from CROI’s host city of Seattle, showed

Published
22 hours ago
By
Gus Cairns
No evidence of risk compensation after circumcision in three African cohorts

Three large studies in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya have found no evidence that men who have been circumcised have more sexual risk behaviours than uncircumcised men.

Published
22 February 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Mr Gay NZ defends his view that having unprotected sex with HIV can be safe

The new Mr Gay New Zealand, who is HIV positive, is defending having unprotected sex, saying he always informs sexual partners of his health status. He said he only had unprotected sex with HIV positive men or HIV negative men who he knew were on Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which was a pill that reduced the risk of them getting HIV.

Published
21 February 2017
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New Zealand Herald
PrEP uses contributes to decline in STI incidence among MSM

Results from a modeling study presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2017 indicated that the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention in addition to routine screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, could reduce the incidence of STIs among men who have sex with men, even when condom use was reduced.

Published
20 February 2017
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Healio
Will there be a new wave of HIV in people who inject drugs in the US?

Ever since there was an outbreak of HIV among white, largely rural heroin users in Indiana in 2015, there have been concerns that the conditions exist in

Published
20 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Rape drives HIV and depression

Sexual violence plays a significant role in HIV infection and depression, according to ground-breaking research with women living in Rustenburg.

Published
19 February 2017
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Health-e
Time spent by people in HIV care in US with a transmissible viral load has fallen by three-quarters since 2000

A study by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) presented at the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2017) in Seattle found that the

Published
18 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
One in five ‘heterosexual’ men in the UK caught their HIV from another man

A genetic analysis of a large database of people with HIV in the UK in care shows that 18% of men with HIV who claim to

Published
18 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
When science, community and political will come together, we can end the epidemic, says New York commissioner

New York City’s strategy to end the AIDS epidemic is firmly rooted in science, was developed in conjunction with community activists, and has support from top-level political

Published
17 February 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Vaccine trial: Community trust is key

Dr. Linda-Gail Bekker knows from more than 20 years in the field that researchers have to work hand in hand with the communities most affected if they want to halt an epidemic. And the townships are ground zero for HIV/AIDS in Cape Town.

Published
17 February 2017
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Fred Hutch
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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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