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Peer-led network intervention substantially lowers HIV infections in people who use drugs in Ukraine

A cluster randomised trial in Ukraine has shown that a peer education project reduced new HIV infections in people who inject drugs by 41%. Working with individuals

Published
26 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Gay youth PrEP study finds good retention and reasonable adherence

A US study of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in 200 young gay and bisexual men aged 18-22 found reasonable levels of adherence. Adherence was highest in those

Published
24 July 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Opioid substitution therapy combined with HIV treatment saves the lives of more drug users than ART alone

Providing opioid substitution therapy (OST) alongside antiretroviral therapy (ART) to people who inject drugs results in a significantly greater reduction in deaths compared to providing either intervention

Published
23 July 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
Younger gay men have much lower risk of acquiring HIV than previous generations, but racial disparities persist

An innovative analysis of HIV trends in the Seattle area has found that gay men who were born in the early 1960s had the highest lifetime

Published
23 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Half of African migrants diagnosed with HIV in France acquired HIV while living there

Between a third and a half of African people living with HIV in France probably acquired HIV after they left Africa, according to a study presented to

Published
23 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Intermittent PrEP may be a robust strategy for anal sex – vaginal much less certain

The pharmacodynamics (drug absorption and elimination rates) of the two drugs that comprise Truvada may favour the efficacy of intermittent pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) more than previously thought, at

Published
22 July 2015
By
Gus Cairns
'Nuanced' sero-adaptive behaviours being used by Australian and American gay men

There is evidence that some groups of Australian and American gay men are considering HIV-positive partners’ undetectable viral load and the time elapsed since an HIV-negative partner

Published
22 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Treatment cascades show 90-90-90 goal within reach for some – but Eastern Europe lags behind Africa

Global analysis of HIV treatment cascades – the proportions of people diagnosed with HIV, in care, on treatment and virally suppressed – shows that some of the

Published
22 July 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
The pros and cons of PrEP: trial volunteers recount their experience of the ADAPT study

The reasons whether or not people come forward for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) or take it once prescribed are likely to be very mixed, and dependent as much

Published
22 July 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Cash compensation encourages uptake of circumcision, PMTCT services

Cash compensation can improve the uptake of key HIV prevention services in sub-Saharan Africa, results from two randomised studies show. The studies were presented on Tuesday at

Published
22 July 2015
By
Keith Alcorn

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