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How methadone is promoting ART adherence for drug users in Ukraine

Globally, it is estimated that 1.65 million people who inject drugs are living with HIV*. Yet access to antiretroviral therapy remains a major problem. At the 24th International Harm Reduction Conference coming up in Malaysia in October, innovative ways in which harm reduction programmes are being shaped to help drug users access the antiretroviral treatment they need will be presented.

Published
23 September 2015
From
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
Increasing levels of engagement with care is key to controlling HIV epidemic in US

'Test-and-treat' is unlikely to be an effective strategy to control the HIV epidemic in the United States without improvements in retention in care, investigators argue in the

Published
22 September 2015
By
Michael Carter
Is PrEP 100 % Effective or 100 % Over-Hyped?

I think PrEP is a huge step forward, I prescribe it...But we should report the study results responsibly, in part because tossing around unfounded 100% efficacy estimates can have real danger. If at-risk men hear they are 100% protected by PrEP, and as a result decide they no longer need to use condoms or take any number of complementary risk reduction steps that men in the Kaiser Permanente study likely took, then our sloppy oversell could lead directly to new cases of HIV despite PrEP.

Published
21 September 2015
From
The Body Pro
Awareness of treatment’s impact on transmission is transforming the lives of couples of mixed HIV status

A greater understanding of the impact of HIV treatment on prevention is changing the experience of being in a relationship with a partner of a different HIV

Published
21 September 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Melbourne poster controversy: Grabbing attention is good, but PrEP is not a magic bullet

'You can fuck raw’ proclaim a series of posters that have just gone up on the streets of Melbourne. ‘PrEP works’. And it’s true, it does. The posters go on to proclaim ‘No more HIV’, and there I would have to take issue with them.

Published
18 September 2015
From
Gay Star News
Activists shout out for PrEP in Melbourne

Frustrated HIV prevention activists have targeted the streets of Melbourne with an abrupt and controversial grassroots campaign designed to urgently reactivate conversation about medication designed to stop the spread of the virus. “YOU CAN FUCK RAW,” say the posters, seen today in Melbourne’s CBD. “PrEP WORKS – NO MORE HIV.”

Published
18 September 2015
From
Same Same
Gay Man Sues After Being Denied Insurance Because of PrEP

"The assumption is that gay male sexuality is inherently risky and unhealthy, and that’s just wrong," said GLAD's attorney.

Published
18 September 2015
From
Poz magazine news
PrEP in focus at Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference: Here’s what we’ve learnt so far

Day one of the Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference in Brisbane had a big focus on PrEP, with some early findings released from the Victorian trial, as well as evidence from international experts from San Francisco. The early results are very promising, but as Australian experts reminded us, PrEP isn’t necessarily around the corner for everyone in Australia.

Published
18 September 2015
From
Gay News Network
Thai testing campaign suggests how local cultures can influence testing behaviour

A campaign to encourage Thai gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) to test at least once a year for HIV has

Published
17 September 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Should drug users have a safe space to inject?

It’s looking increasingly likely that medically supervised injection centres will open within the next year. What will they mean for addicts and communities affected by drug use?

Published
16 September 2015
From
Irish Times

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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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