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How do you talk about PrEP to young Black men at risk for HIV?

Since the FDA approved Truvada to be used as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) on July 16, 2012–four years ago now–I have had the wonderful fortune to speak with doctors and healthcare … Read More →

Published
16 July 2016
From
BETA blog
Treatment Action Group: Pipeline Report 2016

Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines, Preventive Technologies, Research Toward a Cure, and Immune-Based and Gene Therapies in Development.

Published
15 July 2016
From
Treatment Action Group
AVAC Report 2016: Big Data Real People

This year’s AVAC Report takes on one of the most urgent issues facing biomedical HIV prevention today: gaps in the type and quality of data collected on prevention for HIV-negative people. Globally, the number of new HIV infections is not declining. In the places where gains have been made, continued progress is not guaranteed. Fixing core problems with how prevention data are collected and reported is key to slowing the rate of new cases of HIV.

Published
15 July 2016
From
AVAC
HIV pill could cut infections in gay, bisexual men by a third

The rate of new HIV infections among gay and bisexual men could drop by up to a third over the next decade if enough eligible men take a drug that protects against the virus, researchers estimate.

Published
15 July 2016
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Reuters
Opioid substitution therapy improves many ART-related outcomes among people who inject drugs

Opioid substitution therapy has a key roll in improving antiretroviral therapy (ART)-related outcomes among HIV-positive people who inject drugs, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in

Published
14 July 2016
By
Michael Carter
South Africa ushers in a new era for HIV

The country has developed the biggest programme of antiretroviral therapy in the world. Now scientists are exploring the long-term consequences of the drugs.

Published
14 July 2016
From
Nature
NHS patients infected with contaminated blood to get extra payments

David Cameron announced £125m to raise ex-gratia payments to people infected with Hep C or HIV in blood scandal 30 years ago.

Published
14 July 2016
From
The Guardian
Judge urged to overturn NHS decision not to fund HIV prevention treatment

Court hears National Aids Trust challenge over NHS England decision to exclude PrEP drug from commissioning cycle.

Published
14 July 2016
From
The Guardian
HIV patients with undetectable virus unlikely to infect partner

When drugs for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) suppress the virus in the blood to very low levels, patients are unlikely to infect their partners during condomless sex, suggests a new study.

Published
13 July 2016
From
Reuters
HIV is spreading in Chile — and lots of people don't know they have it

VICE News has partnered with the University of British Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism and student journalists from the International Reporting Program for Hidden in Plain Sight: Stories of HIV and migration in Chile.

Published
13 July 2016
From
VICE News

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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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