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South Africa launches SheConquers prevention campaign for increased focus on young women and adolescent girls

Responding to the heightened vulnerability of young women and adolescent girls to HIV, the Government of South Africa has launched a nationwide HIV prevention campaign. Entitled SheConquers, the three-year, multimillion rand campaign was launched at a session hosted by the South African Ministry of Health during the 21st International AIDS Conference, taking place in Durban, South Africa.

Published
21 July 2016
From
UNAIDS
PrEP can further reduce the risk of HIV infection after a partner starts treatment

Offering Truvada pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to the HIV-negative partner in a serodiscordant couple during the first six months after the HIV-positive partner starts antiretroviral therapy (ART) can

Published
21 July 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Young gay men can do well on PrEP, but may need more support

Young gay and bisexual men had good adherence to Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) during the first few months of a demonstration project with close monitoring, but adherence

Published
21 July 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
More confidence on zero risk: still no transmissions seen from people with an undetectable viral load in PARTNER study

The PARTNER study, which two years ago created headlines by establishing that the chance of an HIV-positive person with an undetectable viral load transmitting their virus was

Published
19 July 2016
By
Gus Cairns
It’s all go for a new HIV vaccine efficacy trial this year

A new efficacy trial for an HIV vaccine – only the seventh ever conducted in the history of the epidemic – will start this November, the

Published
19 July 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Comprehensive services for sex workers reduce detectable viral load, but enhanced ARV services provide no extra benefit

A randomised trial in female sex workers in Zimbabwe, offering enhanced access to HIV treatment and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), has failed to show that the extra services

Published
19 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
New vigour in HIV vaccine research evident at AIDS 2016

Current and forthcoming studies of vaccines to prevent HIV infection have created a new optimism that the long and challenging road to the development of such a vaccine has begun to take some promising turns. Updates on the search for preventive vaccines, presented at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa, included information on advances in the development of novel vaccines, and in the field of antibody mediated prevention (AMP).

Published
19 July 2016
From
AIDS 2016
PrEP use exceeds 79,000 in US pharmacy survey, but some groups lagging behind

More than 79,000 people in the US have started Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) over the past four years, according to the latest results from a

Published
19 July 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Strong association between sexual violence and African women acquiring HIV in Europe

Migrant African women who have acquired HIV since moving to France are four times more likely to have experienced forced sex in France than other migrant women,

Published
19 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
With 20 Billion Condoms and 3 Million People on PrEP, Could We Reach the UNAIDS HIV Prevention Goal in 5 Years?

Can we reduce the total number of new HIV infections that happen worldwide every year, from 2 million to 500,000—in five years?

Published
19 July 2016
From
BETA blog

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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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