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Sex education in schools 'unfit' for smartphone generation, survey finds

Half of 914 people aged 16-24 surveyed by Terrence Higgins Trust rated sex education they received as poor or terrible.

Published
13 July 2016
From
The Guardian
UNAIDS warns that after significant reductions, declines in new HIV infections among adults have stalled and are rising in some regions

Globally, new HIV infections among adults and children were reduced by 40% since the peak in 1997. However, new analysis from UNAIDS shows that new HIV infections among adults have stalled, failing to decline for at least five years. The report outlines what is needed to step up prevention efforts.

Published
12 July 2016
From
UNAIDS
Despite medical advances, HIV epidemic continues for gay men across the globe

Across countries and income levels, gay men continue to see disproportionately high rates of HIV infection, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Published
11 July 2016
From
Johns Hopkins University
The scourge of heroin and opioid deaths still doesn’t match AIDS at its worst

Cuomo, in a press conference in Buffalo, said, "We’re losing as many people to heroin and opioid overdoses as we lost to the AIDS epidemic at its peak." About 28,000 people died from a heroin or opioid overdose in 2014. About 43,000 people died from AIDS in 1995. Cuomo’s comparison is a reach.

Published
11 July 2016
From
Politifact
Kenya: Over 20,000 HIV Infections Averted By Adult Male Circumcision Tool Prepex

Over 20, 000 new HIV infections have been averted in the past eight years as a result of using a non-surgical method called PrePex to circumcise adult men.

Published
11 July 2016
From
AllAfrica
Funding PrEP for HIV prevention

Whatever route is finally chosen to fund PrEP, bouncing the decision across systems that are all funded by the same taxpayer will inevitably result in the continued and preventable further spread of HIV. This will generate avoidable mortality and increase future NHS costs for treatment. Perhaps it is time for NHS England just to “do the right thing.”

Published
08 July 2016
From
The BMJ
HIV study confirms clinically viable vaccine paving the way for future treatments

In the study, researchers worked with a species of Old World monkeys, rhesus macaques to reproduce the trial results of RV144, the only HIV vaccine that has been tested and shown to reduce the rate of HIV acquisition in a phase III clinical trial.

Published
08 July 2016
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Despite epidemic, Russia cracks down on HIV activists

In recent weeks, authorities added two leading HIV-prevention groups to a "foreign agents" blacklist, as a broader crackdown on independent civil society hits the battle against HIV.

Published
07 July 2016
From
Economic Times
HIV seroconversion is rare if Truvada PrEP is used consistently

New HIV infections occurred at a low rate of about 1 per 100 person-years among people who took daily Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), with seroconversions mostly

Published
07 July 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
National AIDS Trust responds to increased STI rates amongst gay and bisexual men

We are failing to meet the sexual health needs of gay and bisexual men. The 21% increase in gonorrhoea cases and 19% increase in syphilis cases are not out of the blue. Instead of investing properly in prevention and sexual health services, the Government made an in-year cut to the public health budget of £200 million last year.

Published
05 July 2016
From
NAT press release

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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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