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Risk score accurately predicts which pregnant and postpartum women would benefit most from PrEP

A risk score based on routine assessments carried out during antenatal care in resource-limited settings can accurately predict which pregnant and breastfeeding women have an especially high risk

Published
10 January 2017
By
Michael Carter
Blunt new PrEP campaign urges folks to 'F*ck Without Fear'

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is using raw and real language in its latest safe-sex campaign: ‘F*ck w/out Fear, PrEP Here.’ The bold new campaign includes a billboard in the heart of West Hollywood.

Published
09 January 2017
From
Gay Star News
Nearly two-thirds of European HIV cases are now in Russia

The annual number of new cases of HIV increased by at least 8% in 2015 in the whole of the World Health Organization (WHO) European region,

Published
09 January 2017
By
Gus Cairns
No decrease in HIV infections among gay men per CDC data; More PrEP coverage needed

Country-wide, it seems like PrEP’s impact is much smaller than it could be. Far fewer people are taking PrEP now than need to be for PrEP to significantly reduce the percentage of new infections that happen every year.

Published
09 January 2017
From
BETA blog
Pence's GOP successor in Ind. plans to roll back needle exchange limits in wake of HIV outbreak

Republican Eric Holcomb, who takes office next week, said he believes local officials — not the state — should be able to authorize needle exchanges, a move he characterized as a "prudent step."

Published
09 January 2017
From
Chicago Tribune
US: Maps Compare Low Income With High HIV Rates

These maps show that some of the nation's poorest regions also have the highest HIV rates.

Published
09 January 2017
From
HIV Plus
This Is How Much The NHS Spent Trying To Avoid Paying For The HIV Prevention Drug

NHS England spent over £100,000 fighting a court case and bringing an appeal in a failed attempt to avoid providing the drug that prevents HIV, BuzzFeed News can reveal.

Published
05 January 2017
From
Buzzfeed
STI Diagnoses Rise Among PrEP Users in a Northern California Health System

Among a large group of people accessing Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) from a Northern California health system, the quarterly rates of rectal gonorrhea and urethral chlamydia increased steadily and about doubled after one year.

Published
05 January 2017
From
POZ
The ‘final nail in the coffin’ for Aids?

A surge in the use of preventative drugs is reducing risk but with more than 36m people living with HIV a huge challenge remains.

Published
05 January 2017
From
Financial Times
Scaling up adult male circumcision calculated to have HIV prevention benefits additional to those seen with 90-90-90 treatment target

Scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) in countries with a high HIV prevalence has the potential to reduce incidence of new infections over and above the level

Published
05 January 2017
By
Michael Carter

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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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