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WHO: Guidelines on post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV and the use of co-trimoxazole prophylaxis for HIV-related infections among adults, adolescents and children

Recommendations for a public health approach - December 2014 supplement to the 2013 consolidated ARV guidelines.

Published
02 December 2014
From
World Health Organization
Why HIV prevention meds should be available on the NHS now

I’ve spent the past three years interviewing and talking to dozens of gay men about their PrEP use or the circumstances in which they would consider taking PrEP. Contrary to some of the media reports, I’ve found that men are thoughtful, considered and resourceful in how they navigate sexual risk. It’s often complex, and PrEP makes it more so.

Published
02 December 2014
From
New Statesman
Gaps in HIV prevention expose Europe to risk of outbreaks

The EMCDDA warns that new HIV infections related to the injection of drugs – including stimulants – have been reported in many countries, particularly in Eastern Europe. Of particular concern is the fact that many of the injecting-related cases in Europe are detected too late. Special attention should be given to providing these often hard-to-reach groups of drug users with adequate prevention messages, early diagnosis and treatment referral and to scaling up effective integrated harm reduction measures.

Published
02 December 2014
From
EMCDDA
Diagnosis of syphilis as an entry point for PrEP initiation among men who have sex with men

The results suggest that a new diagnosis of syphilis is an important opportunity for PrEP initiation, unless contraindications are present. This would be in addition to immediate syphilis treatment, and treatment for sexual partners.

Published
01 December 2014
From
UNAIDS Science Now
Demand creation for voluntary medical male circumcision: how can we influence emotional choices?

Governments and others employ two main approaches, informed by acceptability studies, for increasing the demand for VMMC—behaviour change communication (BCC) and opportunity or transaction cost reduction. The results from these approaches have been disappointing.

Published
01 December 2014
From
3ie
Meet a guy testing controversial new drugs that could stop you getting HIV

Writing for PinkNews, Robbie Dean answers questions about PrEP, a new drug regime that could stop you getting HIV

Published
01 December 2014
From
Pink News
HIV epidemic will spring back without near-universal diagnosis and treatment, says UNAIDS

“Without scale-up, the AIDS epidemic will continue to outrun the response, increasing the long-term need for HIV treatment and increasing future costs.” These are among the opening

Published
01 December 2014
By
Gus Cairns
British public still in the dark about HIV 30 years on

Less than half (45%) of the British public understand how HIV is and isn’t transmitted, new research reveals today. NAT (National AIDS Trust) research commissioned from Ipsos MORI also reveals an increase in myths and misunderstanding about HIV.

Published
01 December 2014
From
NAT press release
The 15 shocking HIV and AIDS myths people still believe today

The truth can be even more surprising

Published
01 December 2014
From
Gay Star News
UNITAID Finds Affordability, Availability and Demand Slow Access to HIV Prevention Products

UNITAID has published its 2014 HIV Preventives Technology and Market Landscape which shows that although there has been a significant increase in products with promise to curb HIV transmission, scaling up access to them has been slow due to a variety of issues including affordability, availability and demand – all market based. The report highlights opportunities to change this through efforts to reduce various market obstacles such as the lack of product approval completion.

Published
01 December 2014
From
UNITAID

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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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