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30 years on and still more to do to educate gay men about HIV prevention

Thirty years after the discovery of virus, new research from NAT (National AIDS Trust) reveals that gay men are in the dark about new HIV prevention tools, with knowledge among 16-24 year olds particularly low.

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NAT press release
30 years on yet public knowledge of HIV stuck in the past

Thirty years after the discovery of the virus, new research from NAT (National AIDS Trust) reveals that the public are in the dark about the realities of living with HIV. 

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5 hours ago
From
NAT press release
Singapore Doc: "I remember the very first patient to whom I prescribed PrEP"

Many of my patients find it difficult to broach the topic of PrEP. Most of them share with me that they are worried about being judged. I try to assuage this by making the discussion factual, objective, scientific and professional.

Published
22 April 2014
From
My PrEP Experience (blog)
Animal study provides first evidence that gel can prevent multiple virus transmission in vagina/rectum

Population Council scientists and their partners have found that their proprietary microbicide gel is safe, stable, and can prevent the transmission of multiple sexually transmitted infections in both the vagina and rectum in animals: HIV, herpes simplex virus 2, and human papillomavirus.

Published
22 April 2014
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Head Of Largest U.S. HIV/AIDS Health Care Organization Still Insists Truvada Is A “Party Drug”

The leader of the nation’s largest community HIV/AIDS health care organization stands by sharp words he had for a drug that has been approved for its potential to prevent the transmission of HIV — comments that some doctors and activists say are “irresponsible” and even led to a petition demanding his resignation.

Published
22 April 2014
From
Buzzfeed
Medi-Cal Drops Providing Condoms and HIV Testing As Conditions for Prescribing Truvada

California’s Medi-Cal program has made it easier for low-income people to get access to Truvada, a drug believed to reduce the risk of contracting HIV, by eliminating requirements that those people be provided with condoms and be tested monthly for HIV and that their doctors seek Medi-Cal’s permission before writing a prescription.

Published
22 April 2014
From
WEHO ville
Harm-Reduction Program Optimizes HIV/AIDS Prevention, UCSF Study Shows

New research from UC San Francisco and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation has found that clients participating in a harm-reduction substance use treatment program, the Stonewall Project, decrease their use of stimulants, such as methamphetamine, and reduce their sexual risk behavior.

Published
22 April 2014
From
University of California San Francisco press release
Px Wire: Long-Acting Injectables

In this issue, we review the research on long-acting injectable antiretrovirals for treatment in HIV-positive people and PrEP in HIV-negative people. The pathways for developing these products have key similarities as well as differences—and as the same drugs advance for treatment and PrEP, it will be key to communicate these.

Published
17 April 2014
From
AVAC
Petition to Remove AHF's Michael Weinstein for "Party Drug" remark about PrEP

A former model for one of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)'s campaigns has set up an online petition demanding the resignation of Michael Weinstein, Chief Executive of AHF, after he described Truvada pre-exposure prophylaxis as a "party drug".

Published
16 April 2014
From
Change.org
Abolishing HIV in Rwanda

The achievement of universal HIV coverage in one African country, Rwanda, has resulted in HIV diagnoses more than halving and annual incidence falling by 90%, the 2014 Treatment

Published
16 April 2014
By
Gus Cairns
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