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Human Rights Campaign Launches #DailyBlue Campaign Combating PrEP-Related Stigma

Building on our endorsement of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) late last year, HRC is proud to launch a new social and digital media campaign raising awareness about PrEP and encouraging people on PrEP to share their stories with friends, family and loved ones.

Published
24 February 2015
From
Human Rights Campaign
Health News Review analysis of Bloomberg's coverage of PrEP

This story takes as a given that the drug being discussed is 92% effective for preventing HIV infections. Exploring that statistic would have uncovered some fundamental concerns about the value of this treatment approach.

Published
24 February 2015
From
Health News Review
Critiquing UNAIDS HIV Prevention Goals, AVAC Calls For Honed Strategy

The global HIV advocacy group AVAC has raised an alarm that global goals for HIV prevention may prove ineffectual due to their vagueness.

Published
24 February 2015
From
AIDSMeds
ChemSex Support videos

11 short films (two mins each) including tips on playing safe, making changes, managing cravings, harm reduction and relapse prevention, and better sober sex.

Published
24 February 2015
From
56 Dean Street
PrEP in the Spotlight: Sound Bites from Creating Change

As more and more people start to talk about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), how can we make sure that people are hearing accurate information about this effective way to prevent HIV? What are the messages that resonate with people who might benefit from PrEP, and how can we get the word out to increase PrEP awareness and uptake?

Published
23 February 2015
From
BETA blog
US: 91% of HIV Passes From Those Unaware They're Infected or Not in Care

The research suggests that as individuals make their way through the steps of the treatment cascade, their average risk of transmitting HIV drops off steadily. An estimated 91.5 percent of new HIV transmits from people who do not know they are infected or who are not in medical care for the virus.

Published
23 February 2015
From
AIDSMeds
An HIV Doctor Tells You if Serodiscordant Couples Need to Use Condoms

How should serodiscordant couples show intimacy? Do they need to use condoms to prevent HIV transmission? Is treatment as prevention enough? What about PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)? On his personal Tumblr, Joel Gallant, M.D., M.P.H, an HIV doctor at Southwest CARE Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, answers questions from people living with HIV who are concerned about a number of issues, including undetectable viral loads and safer sex practices.

Published
23 February 2015
From
The Body
Africa: HIV Rises in Injecting Drug Users

HIV infections are on the rise among people in Africa who inject illegal drugs. A new report recommends scaling-up programs designed to prevent the spread of the AIDS virus among drug users.

Published
23 February 2015
From
Voice of America
Activists seek to put porn actor condom requirement on California ballot

Healthcare activists critical of adult film industry practices are working to put a measure before California voters next year to require porn actors to use condoms during film production, expanding a Los Angeles County rule that survived a legal challenge.

Published
23 February 2015
From
Reuters
HIV Positive Guys Need To Consider Going On Meds Earlier — ACON

MORE HIV-positive men need to think about starting treatment straight after diagnosis if ambitious targets to end HIV transmission by 2020 are to be met, the head of New South Wales based LGBTI health body ACON has said. The comments come as the organisation launches a major new sexual health campaign that also aims to clear up confusion surrounding one of the newest buzzwords in the HIV lexicon: "undetectable".

Published
23 February 2015
From
Star Observer

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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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