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Funders' priorities and targets hindered community mobilisation and meaningful participation of sex workers in India

Two qualitative studies, investigating the implementation of a massive programme of HIV prevention through community mobilisation in India, have identified challenges to the rapid scale-up and roll-out

Published
25 May 2015
By
Roger Pebody
HIV Outbreak: Why Austin? Why Indiana?

I think the reason we see it here is because we found it. Many areas of the country are experiencing, along with drug abuse, especially in smaller, rural towns, high unemployment, lower incomes and a lack of education. Sadly, there are places in this country where the future looks bleak

Published
20 May 2015
From
WHAS 11.com
Fighting HIV where no-one admits it's a problem

For years Russia has remained remarkably silent on the challenge it faces from HIV and Aids. Now that silence has been broken by an epidemiologist who has been working in the field for more than two decades - and he calls the situation "a national catastrophe".

Published
20 May 2015
From
BBC
Prioritisation is crucial for the success of PrEP, model confirms

A mathematical model developed by two researchers at Imperial College in London, and based on what would happen if pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was introduced to a high-prevalence

Published
20 May 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Scotland must extend PrEP, not wait for HIV vaccine

Charities across Scotland and the UK called upon the government for access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an effective means of preventing HIV infection. George Valiotis, CEO of HIV Scotland, told KaleidoScot: “We need to see leadership from Scottish Government on making access to PrEP a reality. The steps needed to make it happen must be clarified, and action taken to speed the process up.

Published
19 May 2015
From
KaleidoScot
Anal sex study reveals climate of 'coercion'

A UK study on why teenage heterosexual couples may engage in anal sex has revealed a climate of coercion, with consent and mutuality not always a priority for the boys who are trying to persuade girls into having it.

Published
19 May 2015
From
Independent
Inter-connecting health problems increase HIV risk for MSM

Intertwining health problems – syndemics – are associated with higher viral load and poorer adherence in HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) taking antiretroviral treatment (ART),

Published
19 May 2015
By
Michael Carter
Indiana HIV outbreak: CDC study of cases shows most are the same strain

A genetic analysis of HIV samples taken from about half the people infected in the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history shows nearly all of them have the same strain of the virus, a finding one health expert says is a sobering reminder of how rapidly HIV can spread among intravenous drug users.

Published
15 May 2015
From
The Guardian
Russian HIV-Aids epidemic worsening under Kremlin policies, says expert

Head of state Aids centre says ‘conservative’ policies have failed to halt spread of HIV virus and at least two million Russians are likely to have disease in five years.

Published
15 May 2015
From
The Guardian
PrEP Prescriptions on Dramatic Upswing in New York State

In less than a year, the number of New York State residents receiving Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prescriptions through Medicaid has nearly tripled. According to Dan O’Connell, director of the AIDS Institute at the New York State Department of Health, from July 2013 through June 2014, 305 HIV-negative New Yorkers were taking Truvada to prevent infection with the virus. By the close of February 2015, that figure had jumped 272 percent to 832 people.

Published
14 May 2015
From
POZ

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