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HIV Prevention in Clinical Care Settings - 2014 Recommendations of the International Antiviral Society–USA Panel

In an innovative approach to HIV prevention, an interdisciplinary group of experts has come together for the first time to lay out a framework of best practices to optimize the role of the clinician in achieving an AIDS-free generation.

Published
19 July 2014
From
Journal of the American Medical Association
New Momentum on PrEP, But Critical Needs Are Overlooked

Oral PrEP should be integrated into comprehensive, high-impact prevention programs for all people at risk internationally, with particular attention to key populations but also for young women and married women who continue to bear the brunt of the epidemic. WHO needs to quickly issue guidance on PrEP for all of the populations that can benefit.

Published
19 July 2014
From
Huffington Post
European CDC cautious about PrEP

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has issued a paper saying that it cannot make a clear Europe-wide recommendation on the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis

Published
18 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Australia’s HIV transmission rate falls

New data out of the Kirby Institute shows that the rate of HIV transmission in Australia has fallen, returning to a downward trend that has been the norm for more than a decade. So why are the papers saying that HIV infections are ‘at an 20-year high‘?

Published
18 July 2014
From
Buggery.org
Female Condoms’ New Fit Adds Pleasure to Fight Disease

Researchers' plans for a new female condom moved closer to reality. The product was one of 11 contraceptive projects to win $1.1 million in exploration grants from billionaire Bill Gates’s philanthropic foundation, and one of three focused on women. The aim is to improve on earlier female condoms with a product that’s easy to use and enjoyable to help protect women.

Published
18 July 2014
From
Bloomberg
HIV Incidence In Australia Is The Highest In 20 Years, And Many Are Being Diagnosed Too Late

Last year 1,235 new cases of the virus were diagnosed and reported across Australia. While the rates in the past two years have remained stable, the number of cases detected in 2013 represents a 70% increase over the number of people in 1999, which was when diagnoses were at their lowest.

Published
18 July 2014
From
Business Insider
European HIV+ IDUs share needles and inject more than HIV- IDUs

Injection drug users (IDUs) in Western and Eastern Europe share injecting equipment and inject more often than HIV-negative IDUs, according to results of a meta-analysis involving 5328 IDUs in 7 countries. IDUs in Eastern European countries reported more high-risk behaviors than those in Western European countries.

Published
18 July 2014
From
International AIDS Society
In treatment as prevention era, health communication plays new and critical role

When biomedical answers have supplanted behavior change messages as the most promising measures of preventing HIV transmission, what is the role of health communication in confronting the epidemic now?

Published
18 July 2014
From
Science Speaks
Is Truvada, the Pill to Prevent H.I.V., 99 Percent Effective? Don’t Be So Sure

All of the H.I.V. researchers and experts I spoke with for this article agree that Truvada works well to prevent H.I.V. infection and that its effectiveness is closely tied to frequency of dosing. But they did not all agree about how much to rely on the 99 percent estimate.

Published
17 July 2014
From
New York Times
WHO: No, Not All Gay Men Need to Take Antiretroviral Drugs

A new recommendation from the World Health Organization about who should take drugs to prevent HIV is causing confusion and controversy nationwide.

Published
17 July 2014
From
Healthline

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