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UK government halves the budget of HIV prevention programme for England

The Department of Health’s funding for HIV Prevention England, the national HIV prevention programme in England, will be cut by 50% from April 2015. This will have

Published
16 December 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Six Lessons for Health Departments Using PrEP as an HIV Prevention Tool

In Washington State, we’ve spent a lot of time talking about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the use of antiretroviral medication to prevent HIV infection, and what it means for our work.

Published
15 December 2014
From
National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors
New HIV diagnoses in MSM in high-income countries

The UK and Australia have experienced recent all-time highs in new HIV diagnoses in MSM, however in Canada and New Zealand, diagnoses are stable. Tony Kirby reports.

Published
15 December 2014
From
The Lancet Infectious Diseases (requires free registration)
Condom rebrand vital to curb new HIV infections among Malawi’s youth

Condoms have become increasingly unpopular among young people in Malawi, contributing to high HIV transmission rates. In response, PSI have developed a new brand of condoms in a variety of colours and flavours.

Published
15 December 2014
From
Key Correspondents
NAT opposes 50% cut to national HIV prevention funding for England

The Government has announced that there will be devastating cuts to funding for the national HIV prevention programme in England.  Funding will be halved for the year commencing April 2015 and there is as yet no commitment to fund further years of the programme.  

Published
15 December 2014
From
NAT press release
Heterosexual transmission of HPV to male oral tract via oral/genital route indicated by partner data

A recent study claims to be the first to have established the association of oral infection in males with sexual behaviour, not just on the basis of their reported sexual behaviour, but through the collection of data from their partners.

Published
15 December 2014
From
BMJ Blogs
My slutty irresponsible 2014: why I asked for a PrEP in 2013

Over the last year, I made a risky choice. I chose to go somewhat public with my Truvada Whore-ing. Because, you know, going public, historically - hasn’t it been our only way to address stigma?

Published
15 December 2014
From
Positive Lite
Recommendations for HIV prevention with adults and adolescents with HIV in the United States, 2014

This updated guideline is a comprehensive compilation of new and longstanding federal recommendations about biomedical, behavioral, and structural interventions that can help reduce the risk of HIV transmission from persons with HIV by reducing their infectiousness and their risk of exposing others to HIV.

Published
15 December 2014
From
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Harm reduction programs need more flexibility to work properly in Eastern Europe

Restrictive policies that can sometimes prevent people from keeping their jobs could be compromising the effectiveness of Global Fund-supported opioid substitution therapy programs across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, civil society representatives from around the region told Aidspan.

Published
15 December 2014
From
Aidspan
Opioid substitution therapy and HIV prevention in Belarus

Belarus aims to sustain and scale up its HIV prevention programme for people who inject drugs. Today, more than 1000 people who used to inject drugs are enrolled on the OST programme, which is available at 18 sites. Clients go every day to a participating health clinic to take a dose of methadone, which helps to treat their addiction to opiates.

Published
15 December 2014
From
UNAIDS

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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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