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Another HIV vaccine efficacy trial will start this year

A year ago, one of the biggest pieces of prevention news at the Durban International AIDS Conference was the announcement that a large HIV vaccine efficacy study

Published
26 July 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Study points to penile microbiome as a risk factor for HIV in men

A ten-fold increase in some types of bacteria living under the foreskin can increase a man's risk of HIV infection by up to 63 percent, according to a new study out today by researchers at Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University (GW).

Published
25 July 2017
From
Medical Xpress
Long-acting injectable cabotegravir for PrEP well tolerated in HPTN 077

Study results released today by the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) show long-acting injectable cabotegravir (CAB LA) to be well tolerated by men and women and support the dosing schedule currently being used in a phase 3 HPTN study for HIV prevention.

Published
25 July 2017
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
International study of gay couples reports no transmissions from an HIV-positive partner on treatment

A study of 343 gay couples, where one partner had HIV and the other did not, has not found a single case of HIV transmission in

Published
25 July 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Swaziland: new infections halved in five years as HIV treatment scales up

New HIV infections have halved in Swaziland since 2011 at the same time as the proportion of people on antiretroviral treatment with fully suppressed viral load has

Published
24 July 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
London gonorrhoea rates fall, and HIV rates falling in Australia as more join PrEP demo

Gonorrhoea diagnoses among gay men attending the largest STI clinic in the UK at 56 Dean Street in London’s Soho have declined by 24% in the last

Published
24 July 2017
By
Gus Cairns
UK: Blood donation rules relaxed for gay men and sex workers

Blood donation rules for sex workers and gay men are being relaxed in England and Scotland after improvements in the accuracy of testing procedures. Men who have sex with men can now give blood three months after their last sexual activity instead of 12.

Published
23 July 2017
From
BBC
Declining Funding and Shrinking Donor Base Imperils Continued Success of HIV Prevention

A new report released today ahead of the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science documents 2016 funding and highlights a continuing trend of flat or declining funding and its potential impact on further innovation in HIV prevention research and development (R&D).

Published
21 July 2017
From
AVAC
IPM receives multi-year award from UK government to advance technologies for women's HIV

The nonprofit International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) announced today that it has received a £12 million (US$15.6 million) award over four years from the United Kingdom government through the Department for International Development to advance promising HIV and multipurpose prevention products that women could use to protect their sexual and reproductive health.

Published
20 July 2017
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) soon in Ukraine

The clients of the “ALLIANCE.GLOBAL”, PO will be the first in Ukraine to be able to use free pre-exposure prophylaxis of HIV infection (PrEP) already in 2017.

Published
20 July 2017
From
PO Alliance Global

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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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