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I'm an HIV Physician. And I'm Starting PrEP.

I am tired of being scared, so I am starting on PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). I hope that by sharing my story I may help others make decisions about protecting their own health.

Published
16 July 2014
From
The Body
Investment needed for health and human rights of people who inject drugs

People who inject drugs remain one of the highest-risk groups for contracting HIV, but infringements of their human rights around the world threatens to derail progress on ending AIDS.

Published
16 July 2014
From
Key Correspondents
Should All Gay and Bisexual Men Take PrEP?

Did the World Health Organization (WHO) really declare that all gay men should take Pre-exposure Prophylaxis?

Published
15 July 2014
From
Huffington Post
Russia's HIV Epidemic Starts In Its Prisons

Russia is home to the world's most explosive HIV epidemic, with an estimated 1.2 million infections accounting for 55 percent of the total number in Europe.

Published
15 July 2014
From
The Moscow Times
British Columbia: HIV incidence among gay and bisexual men shows no meaningful decrease

lThe number of new HIV diagnoses in British Columbia has steadily declined in the past decade – but not for gay and bisexual men, who have shown no meaningful decreases and accounted for nearly two-thirds of new cases in 2012, according to a new report from B.C.’s provincial health officer. 

Published
15 July 2014
From
The Globe and Mail
The new pill that could revolutionize gay life is reawakening old arguments

For the past several years, the conversation about gay life has been, to a large degree, a conversation about gay marriage. This summer—on social media, on Fire Island, at the Christopher Street pier, and in certain cohorts around the ­country—what many gay men are talking about among themselves is Truvada. And what’s surprising them is how fraught the conversation can be.

Published
14 July 2014
From
New York magazine
High levels of adherence to study medication among women who conceived during HIV PrEP study

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) appears to be an acceptable strategy for safer conception for HIV-negative women in a relationship with an HIV-positive partner, according to

Published
14 July 2014
By
Michael Carter
WHO: People most at risk of HIV are not getting the health services they need

Failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups – men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people – threatens global progress on the HIV response, warns WHO.

Published
11 July 2014
From
WHO press release
Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations

In this new consolidated guidelines document on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations, the World Health Organization brings together all existing guidance relevant to five key populations – men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings, sex workers and transgender people – and updates selected guidance and recommendations.

Published
11 July 2014
From
World Health Organization
Australia shows its neighbors how to stem an epidemic

Australia has become a major exporter of HIV/AIDS research advances, as well as strategies to curb the epidemic. Science visited Australia and three of its neighbors who have benefited: Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

Published
11 July 2014
From
Science

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