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More HIV Prevention Funding Should Be Shifted to Gay Men, Fenway Says

New infections up 12% among men who have sex with men (MSM) in 2010, CDC reports, but prevention for MSM is underfunded compared with other risk groups.

Published
09 January 2013
From
Fenway Health press release
Greece HIV Remedies Hit as Crisis Threatens Drug Curbs

Greece’s efforts to control its debt crisis threaten to hobble the fight against an outbreak of HIV that has become the largest among drug users in the European Union.

Published
09 January 2013
From
Bloomberg
Two steps forward, three steps back – the current state of sex and relationships education in England

Simon Blake argues that the early years of the New Labour government showed great promise for those who campaign for high quality sex and relationships education in schools. However an overly hesitant approach ultimately stalled the process and the current situation is rapidly regressing, with young people in the UK set to suffer the consequences.

Published
08 January 2013
From
LSE British Politics and Policy blog
How Men in South Africa Are Trying to Stop Violence Against Women

The Sonke Gender Justice Network is encouraging young men to embrace new behaviors.

Published
07 January 2013
From
The Atlantic
Rising Death in the Streets of Athens: The Human Toll of the Greek Tragedy

As Greece enters its third year of financial crisis, economic hardship and despair is fraying the country's social fabric. "The economic crisis has affected dramatically the lives of all Greeks, but people who use drugs were the hardest hit", says Charalampos Poulopoulos, director of the Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals (KETHEA).

Published
07 January 2013
From
Huffington Post
Naloxone Is Cost-effective Way to Prevent Heroin Overdose Deaths

Distributing naloxone more widely to heroin users would reduce the number of deaths due to overdose and would be a cost-effective intervention, according to a mathematical model described in the January 1, 2013,Annals of Internal Medicine. Providing naloxone to prescription opiate users would prevent even more deaths.

Published
04 January 2013
From
HIVandHepatitis.com
In China, Grass-Roots Groups Take on HIV/AIDS Outreach Work

In Guangdong, gay men are benefiting from a pioneering experiment that supporters hope will revolutionize the way the Communist Party deals with nongovernment groups trying to stop the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Published
03 January 2013
From
New York Times
Married couples bear brunt of new HIV infections in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health is campaigning for HIV programmers to develop new interventions for married couples who are mow bearing the brunt of new HIV infections in the country. Amongst the evidence that HIV is hitting an increasingly ageing population is the fact that 42% of people above the age of 50 are HIV positive, compared with 25% of under-30s.

Published
02 January 2013
From
Keycorrespondents.com
Documenting the rising epidemic among men who have sex with men in Asia

The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM) have released a new publication series intending to document and circulate good practices, share progress, stimulate discussion, and inform priority interventions and advocacy efforts to address the rising HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Asia.

Published
02 January 2013
From
UNAIDS / UNDP
Crowdfunding an HIV Vaccine: Insane or Genius?

Under the guidance of my board at the Abzyme Research Foundation I launched a crowd-fund to start a new therapeutic vaccine on the FDA approval process on Dec. 1 In two weeks we have raised 50 percent of our initial goal and I believe the project is attractive to donors for two reasons.

Published
21 December 2012
From
Huffington Post (blog)

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