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The Whitewashed History of HIV: A Black Teen Died of AIDS in 1969

The story of Robert Rayford symbolizes how the story of HIV has been told through a white lens — for nearly 50 years.

Published
15 June 2018
From
The Advocate
Stigma may keep women from using HIV-prevention drugs

Researchers found that many women feared being stigmatized if they used PrEP. About 37 percent believed they would be thought of as promiscuous, 32 percent thought people would believe they were HIV-positive and trying to disguise their status, and 14 percent thought other people would think they were “bad” people if they took the PrEP.

Published
15 June 2018
From
Reuters
Social Network Support Decreases Risk for HIV Seroconversion in Black MSM

In black men who have sex with men (BMSM) in the United States, the increased presence of social network support can help protect against HIV acquisition, according to results published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

Published
15 June 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Study finds high burden of psychosocial issues among PEP users

74% had at least one psychosocial issue, including depression and/or problematic drug or alcohol use. Furthermore, nearly half of participants had more than one issue.

Published
15 June 2018
From
CATIE
We’re in a mess.’ Why Florida is struggling with an unusually severe HIV/AIDS problem

The mosaic of patients represents the major drivers of HIV's spread and the communities hard hit by AIDS in the United States. And it helps explain why in 2016, Miami had the highest new infection rate per capita of any U.S. city: 47 per 100,000 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That's more than twice as many as San Francisco, New York City, or Los Angeles.

Published
14 June 2018
From
Science
‘Out’ vs. ‘hidden’ – how HIV transmission patterns differ in men who have sex with men

Men who do not disclose same-sex relations have different HIV transmission patterns compared to other gay and heterosexual men.

Published
13 June 2018
From
AVERT
How to Deal With Conflicts About Ex-Lovers, HIV, Trump and More

A provocative interview with author Sarah Schulman also reveals the most pressing issues facing gay people and the HIV community.

Published
13 June 2018
From
Poz
‘Last week I tested positive for HIV. My world imploded.’

A gay man’s decision to announce his HIV diagnosis on Twitter has prompted an outpouring of support. Henry says he would have taken PrEP were it available: ‘I would have, and had asked my sexual health clinic about getting on the PrEP trials last year but there weren’t enough spaces.’

Published
12 June 2018
From
Gay Star News
Why you can't put rising rates of gonorrhea and syphilis just down to PrEP

Matthew Hodson, Executive Director of NAM aidsmap, says PrEP doesn’t necessarily make men abandon condoms, and the reasons behind rising rates of STIs in England are more complex.

Published
12 June 2018
From
Gay Star News
Trump’s Gag Rule and Alarm Over HIV Pill Are Partners in Sex Panic

Abortion rights and PrEP prophylactics both allow for sex free of fear, which is exactly what opponents of sexual liberation don’t want.

Published
12 June 2018
From
Village Voice
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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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