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UNGASS Without Harm Reduction? No Way!

Governments are not only shying away from reforming global drug policy, but failing to even mention harm reduction in the first draft of the UNGASS outcome document. Civil society must stand up for harm reduction!

Published
26 January 2016
From
Drug Reporter
New PrEP studies will be a challenge, statisticians warn

Two statisticians involved in the PROUD and iPrEx trials of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) warn that future trials to test new PrEP drugs and formulations may be extremely difficult

Published
26 January 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Here's Free Info on PrEP Specifically for Trans Women and Men

Project Inform and Outshine NW explain why they created the free PrEP booklets, which you can download or order.

Published
26 January 2016
From
Poz magazine news
How the War in Ukraine Is Causing a Rise in HIV Infections

According to data from the Elena Pinchuk ANTIAIDS Foundation, between January and November 2015, more than 13,000 cases of infection have been recorded in Ukraine. An uptick connected to the failure of the Health System, the destruction of medical buildings, and the shutting down of assistance programs for HIV positive people. On top of those factors, the deterioration of the economic situation in the country and the 300 percent devaluation of the Ukrainian currency, a fall of 25 percent has been registered in the purchase and distribution of condoms in 2014.

Published
26 January 2016
From
VICE
Model suggests HIV vaccine still has key role in ending AIDS

Even a modestly effective HIV vaccine would likely be cost-effective and could make a major contribution to a sustainable response to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, especially in

Published
25 January 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Florida leads U.S. in new HIV cases after years of cuts in public health

Florida leads the nation in new HIV infections, but it’s not being treated as a crisis by Gov. Rick Scott or the state’s top health officer, Dr. John Armstrong. As the disease has spread, Scott and Armstrong have imposed four years of personnel cuts in the Department of Health that have shrunk the size of county health departments.

Published
24 January 2016
From
Miami Herald
Gay Men Are Using Condoms Less, But Their Use Varies Based on Context

Condom use is declining among men who have sex with men. In a large survey of MSM in major urban areas, nearly two-thirds reported having condomless anal sex at least once during the past year, and a quarter said they had receptive anal intercourse without a condom the last time they had sex with a man. But there is also evidence that MSM use condoms at considerably variable rates depending on their own HIV status, the status of their partners, whether the partner is a main or casual one, and the sexual position.

Published
24 January 2016
From
Poz
Iatrogenic transmission fueled early spread of HIV pandemic in Africa

The association of blood-borne viruses and previous IV procedures among aged residents of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, may suggest the rapid emergence of HIV in this region during the mid-20th century was driven by iatrogenic transmission, according to a recently published study.

Published
22 January 2016
From
Healio
Why people need PrEP

With PrEP still unavailable on the NHS, more and more people are importing the medication themselves. In a blog we published last week, a few gay men doing so told us about how it works out in practice. This week, they tell us what drove them to get PrEP in this way.

Published
21 January 2016
From
Prepster
I'm an HIV Activist, and I Support the FDA Gay Blood Ban

There's been a lot of talk about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ban on gay blood, and it's time to set the record straight. The blood ban for sexually active gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) is necessary. It's not a question of discrimination; it's a question of public health.

Published
20 January 2016
From
The Body

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