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"On Demand" PrEP Reduces Risk of HIV Among Gay Men -- But What About Women?

On the heels of news that gay men had very high levels of protection from HIV infection through intermittent pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) timed around sexual activity, a mathematical model predicts that most women would need to stick with a daily dose of Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) to prevent HIV infection from vaginal sex.

Published
12 November 2014
From
The Body Pro
What are the barriers that could stop HIV treatment becoming HIV prevention?

One of the key strategies involved in trying to bring an end to the HIV epidemic is to increase the proportion of HIV-positive people on antiretroviral therapy

Published
12 November 2014
By
Gus Cairns
South Africa: HIV infection highest among men who have sex with men

Almost half of the men who have sex with men in Durban are HIV infected and about a quarter of such men in Johannesburg and Cape Town have HIV, according to a Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) study that was released on Tuesday.

Published
11 November 2014
From
Mail & Guardian
Young drug injectors on opioid maintenance therapy have lower risk of hepatitis C infection

Young people who inject drugs (PWID) who undergo opioid agonist maintenance therapy with methadone or buprenorphine have more than a 60% reduced risk of acquiring hepatitis C

Published
11 November 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
New HIV infections falling in US, MSM still top list, CDC reports

HIV incidence—the rate of new infections—fell in the United States from 2008 through 2012, according to the latest surveillance report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But because the US population grew, the number of new HIV infections remained stable over that period.

Published
11 November 2014
From
International AIDS Society
Current State of Rectally-applied PrEP

A recent journal article reviewed the challenges and successes in developing rectal microbicides, including the state of the current field, which we summarize here.

Published
11 November 2014
From
BETA blog
More naloxone programmes to prevent the increasing opiate-overdose deaths in England are ungently needed

Blenheim and IDHDP were appalled by the alarming 32% increase in opiate-overdose deaths in 2013 in England, so they called a Naloxone Action Summit to see what could be changed to reduce this number of unnecessary deaths.

Published
11 November 2014
From
International Doctors for Healthier Drug Policies
An HIV Transmission Case Possibly Associated with Manicure Care

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists numerous potential alternative sources of HIV transmission in addition to the known classical modes for acquiring the AIDS virus. Although manicure instruments is not on this list of alternative sources, a case of HIV transmission that may be linked to sharing of manicure instruments is presented in AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.

Published
11 November 2014
From
AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
More straight people than gay people being diagnosed with HIV in Kent

Straight people being diagnosed with HIV in Kent now outnumber gay people who are diagnosed, according to a new study. The research, carried out at Canterbury Christ Church University, found that the number of diagnoses among men who have sex with men is now lower than for straight people.

Published
11 November 2014
From
Pink News
Missed HPV vaccination opportunities: a consequence of avoiding awkward conversations

In the US, routine administration of quadrivalent HPV vaccine is recommended for girls and boys at 11-12 yrs, with catch-up vaccination recommended up to 26 yrs for girls, and 21 yrs for boys.  The difficulty has been in the implementation of the recommendation: overall rates of initiating and completion among US teenage girls currently stand at 57% and 35% respectively.

Published
11 November 2014
From
BMJ

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