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'This Is a Public Health Failure': New York City's Troubling Silence on Morning-After HIV Meds

Eight years into the CDC putting its stamp of approval on PEP as a measure to block HIV infection, why do so few people — especially gay men, who continue to make up the city's highest rate of HIV infections — know what it is or where to get it?

Published
23 July 2013
From
New York Magazine
Gay men diagnosed with a rectal STI have a very high risk of subsequent infection with HIV

The rate of new HIV infections is especially high among gay men recently diagnosed with a rectal sexually transmitted infection (STI), according to research conducted in New

Published
23 July 2013
By
Michael Carter
HCV decline associated with needle and syringe programs

There was a significant reduction in hepatitis C incidence in Australia among injection drug users who attended needle and syringe programs, according to data published in the American Journal of Public Health.

Published
19 July 2013
From
Healio
US: Bill to lift ban on HIV positive organ donation passes House committee

The HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (HOPE), which is sponsored by both Democrats and Republicans would allow organs from HIV positive people to be donated to HIV positive recipients, and more so would allow researchers to study the safety of such practice.

Published
19 July 2013
From
PinkNews.co.uk
The heroin users who don't fit the 'junkie' stereotype

How easy is it for people to keep heroin use secret?

Published
19 July 2013
From
BBC Health
HIV and illicit drugs interact to affect verbal learning and memory

HIV infection and illicit drug use—usually smoking crack cocaine—appeared to have a compound negative impact on verbal learning and memory in a study of almost 1400 women with and without HIV in the US Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS).

Published
18 July 2013
From
International AIDS Society
Outreach with the unreachables: Why online outreach is so important

Previously sexual health outreach was all face-to-face in bars, clubs and other locations whereas now it is a mixture of online – in chat rooms, on apps and on profile sites – and in more traidtional, physical locations. But why is this so important and what are the benefits of doing online outreach specifically?

Published
18 July 2013
From
GMI Partnership
ACT UP New York Protests Hospital for Denial of PEP

ACT UP New York protested outside Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan for denying post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to a gay man, according to an ACT UP statement.

Published
18 July 2013
From
Poz magazine news
It’s either one, or the other: South African media coverage doesn’t integrate MMC, PrePex & initiation

A casual survey of ‘circumcision season’ coverage reveals that the media is still struggling to bridge the divide between medical male circumcision (MMC), traditional male circumcision (TMC) and the initiation ritual. the media seems loathe to make the connection between sky-rocketing initiate casualties and the role that MMC and the PrePex device could play in helping to make initiation safer.

Published
17 July 2013
From
JournAIDS
Yusef Azad: The changing face of injecting drug use in the UK

One of the major successes in UK HIV prevention is the low rate of HIV amongst people who inject drugs (around 1%). However, there are a number of developments that threaten this success. Newer demographics of people are starting to inject drugs and the government has made worrying comments which appear critical of opioid substitution therapy (OST).

Published
17 July 2013
From
BMJ blogs

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