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HIV Prevention Tops the News at AIDS 2014

Biomedical prevention has garnered more headlines than HIV treatment in recent years, and the news coming out of the 20th International AIDS Conference last week in Melbourne was no exception.

Published
13 hours ago
From
BETA blog
Harm reduction prevents HIV, national evidence from Ukraine and Greece shows

Two presentations given at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), held in Melbourne, Australia, provide significant evidence that harm reduction programmes successfully prevent HIV infection among people

Published
30 July 2014
By
Mara Kardas-Nelson
Need for scaled up combination prevention for sex workers, Indian and Central American studies show

Presentations given at a session considering HIV prevention strategies among female sex workers, which took place July 24, 2014 at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia,

Published
30 July 2014
By
Mara Kardas-Nelson
Why are some HIV-positive men more infectious than others?

A new study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) provides insights into the interplay among bacteria, viruses and the immune system during HIV infection.

Published
29 July 2014
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
Gay men interested in taking PrEP already report high-risk behaviour

Surveys of gay men in the Netherlands and Australia suggest that some would use condoms less frequently if they were taking PrEP – but that these men

Published
29 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Nearly half of young gay men in Bangkok not using condoms consistently acquire HIV within five years of starting sex

A survey of young gay men and transgender women in Bangkok has found that HIV incidence is running at 9% a year in those who don’t use

Published
28 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
NAM European HIV prevention survey: final results

A pan-European survey of opinions about HIV prevention methods, conducted by NAM last year and answered by prevention experts and advocates from 20 European countries, has found that

Published
28 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Of guidelines, targets and resources: the documents that defined the 2014 International AIDS Conference

If there was a phrase that defined the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), one that surfaced in every few presentations and kept turning up in documents,

Published
26 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Does PrEP = a new gay sexual revolution?

Even though many health professionals portray PrEP as being "just another tool" to curtail the HIV epidemic, the charged rhetoric used by those for or against it – terms such as "party drug" or "Truvada whore" – suggests otherwise. As noted by a New York Times headline, PrEP raises the dramatic possibility of a new "sexual revolution" for gay men. While the idea frightens and even outrages many people, some advocates (including an increasingly vocal new generation of gay activists) are explicitly embracing the idea of less fear and more sexual choice, if not outright freedom.

Published
26 July 2014
From
Bay Area Reporter
Interferon-free hepatitis C treatment works for people on methadone or buprenorphine

People with chronic hepatitis C who are using methadone or buprenorphine to manage opiate addiction can be safely and effectively treated with AbbVie's 3D all-oral direct-acting antiviral regimen

Published
25 July 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
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