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NAT opposes 50% cut to national HIV prevention funding for England

The Government has announced that there will be devastating cuts to funding for the national HIV prevention programme in England.  Funding will be halved for the year commencing April 2015 and there is as yet no commitment to fund further years of the programme.  

Published
15 December 2014
From
NAT press release
Heterosexual transmission of HPV to male oral tract via oral/genital route indicated by partner data

A recent study claims to be the first to have established the association of oral infection in males with sexual behaviour, not just on the basis of their reported sexual behaviour, but through the collection of data from their partners.

Published
15 December 2014
From
BMJ Blogs
My slutty irresponsible 2014: why I asked for a PrEP in 2013

Over the last year, I made a risky choice. I chose to go somewhat public with my Truvada Whore-ing. Because, you know, going public, historically - hasn’t it been our only way to address stigma?

Published
15 December 2014
From
Positive Lite
Recommendations for HIV prevention with adults and adolescents with HIV in the United States, 2014

This updated guideline is a comprehensive compilation of new and longstanding federal recommendations about biomedical, behavioral, and structural interventions that can help reduce the risk of HIV transmission from persons with HIV by reducing their infectiousness and their risk of exposing others to HIV.

Published
15 December 2014
From
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Harm reduction programs need more flexibility to work properly in Eastern Europe

Restrictive policies that can sometimes prevent people from keeping their jobs could be compromising the effectiveness of Global Fund-supported opioid substitution therapy programs across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, civil society representatives from around the region told Aidspan.

Published
15 December 2014
From
Aidspan
Opioid substitution therapy and HIV prevention in Belarus

Belarus aims to sustain and scale up its HIV prevention programme for people who inject drugs. Today, more than 1000 people who used to inject drugs are enrolled on the OST programme, which is available at 18 sites. Clients go every day to a participating health clinic to take a dose of methadone, which helps to treat their addiction to opiates.

Published
15 December 2014
From
UNAIDS
No new HIV infections seen among Kaiser PrEP users

No new HIV infections have occurred among more than 500 users of the Kaiser Permanente healthcare provider system in San Francisco in members using pre-exposure prophylaxis –

Published
15 December 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
National HIV Prevention Funding – An essential investment

The Government is reducing funding for HIV prevention by 50% from 2015. There is no indication that HIV transmission rates in England are reducing and there continue to be major gaps in public understanding of how to prevent HIV. HIV prevention funding must remain at least at current levels.

Published
12 December 2014
From
National AIDS Trust
How San Francisco Is Getting to Zero On HIV

San Francisco is already making progress when it comes to HIV prevention, treatment and retention. In 2006, San Francisco had 517 new HIV cases; by 2013, that number dropped to 359, a 30 percent decrease. The number of deaths almost halved between 2006 and 2013, going from 327 to 182. Additionally, compared to the United States, San Francisco is faring better in multiple aspects of the HIV care continuum: in 2012, 82 percent of HIV positive individuals in the U.S. were aware of their status; in San Francisco, that number was 94 percent.

Published
11 December 2014
From
Huffington Post
HIV most often passed on by younger gay men who have undiagnosed HIV, are not on treatment, and have an ongoing partnership

A modelling study based on the UK’s HIV epidemic among gay men estimates that two-thirds of infections originate in men with undiagnosed HIV, 85% in men who

Published
11 December 2014
By
Roger Pebody

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