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Scientists just set their sights on a new target for a HIV vaccine

he new target is part of the HIV envelope called the 'fusion peptide', and its structure is simpler than the sites that past HIV vaccine attempts have focussed on. This offers hope that, this time, we might have more luck getting the body to recognise and shut down the virus before it's too late.

Published
16 May 2016
From
ScienceAlert
HIV community gives 'Nul Points' Eurovision verdict to NHS England over PrEP delays

The HIV community is uniting during Eurovision week to give a damning verdict on NHS England’s delays on PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). The verdict is a resounding ‘Nul points’. The theme of Eurovision this year is ‘Come Together’, and community organisations and campaigners are coming together to make their message heard on social media. As the Eurovision Final approaches, PrEP supporters have begun tweeting NHS England with photos of themselves holding up ‘Nul points’ signs.

Published
14 May 2016
From
prepaccess.org.uk
Prime Minister: HIV-preventing PrEP drugs ‘can make a difference’ and NHS should reach quick decision

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has become one of the first world leaders to praise HIV-preventing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis drugs – calling for a quick decision by the NHS to help reduce people’s chances of infection.

Published
12 May 2016
From
PinkNews
European Chem Sex Forum report

The European ChemSex Forum was held 6-8 April 2016 in London, UK and was a preliminary intelligence gathering and networking event aiming to provide a platform to engage in international, cross-sector, multi-disciplinary dialogue and discussions around ChemSex.

Published
11 May 2016
From
EATG
If we want to end HIV, TB, and malaria, we need to do more to reduce human rights barriers

A recent report from UNAIDS said that by 2020, countries should devote 8% of its HIV resources to reducing human rights barriers to accessing services. Currently, less than 1% of Global Fund grant funds is spent on programs to reduce human rights barriers. We have to do more and we have to do it better, says Ralf Jürgens. In this commentary, Ralf describes an intensive effort that the Global Fund is implementing in 15-20 countries, as well as other initiatives the Fund has planned.

Published
11 May 2016
From
Global Fund Observer
Men taking virologically suppressive ART have undetectable HIV in their pre-ejaculatory fluid

HIV is undetectable in the pre-ejaculatory fluid of men taking suppressive antiretroviral therapy, investigators from the United States report in the online edition of AIDS. Approximately a fifth of

Published
11 May 2016
By
Michael Carter
Health dept in bid to wean girls off sugar daddies - Motsoaledi

The wide-ranging plan would have five objectives, he said, which include decreasing infections in girls and young women, and decreasing teenage pregnancies. Other objectives were decreasing sexual and gender-based violence and keeping girls in school until matric.

Published
10 May 2016
From
News24
New funding for local HIV prevention

Public Health England (PHE) announces an HIV Prevention Innovation Fund for 2016 to 2017 of up to £600,000 for local prevention initiatives.

Published
10 May 2016
From
Public Health England
Small risk of sexual transmission of HIV persists through first six months of ART

A risk of HIV transmission to sexual partners persists for six months after the initiation of antiretroviral therapy, investigators from a large prospective prevention study confirm in

Published
10 May 2016
By
Michael Carter
US on course to end its HIV epidemic – eventually

If current trends continue, the US may eventually end its HIV epidemic, a mathematical model recently published in AIDS & Behavior shows. In 2009, the average

Published
09 May 2016
By
Gus Cairns

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