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The more sex partners gay Vancouver men have, the better they are at practicing safe sex: study

A new study has found that gay and bisexual men with more sexual partners are better at practicing safe sex. The research out of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS debunks a common myth that being more promiscuous puts you more at risk for the virus.

Published
05 September 2016
From
CBC
Jeremy Hunt said ‘what will the Daily Mail say?’ when told about funding of HIV prevention drug

Fear of a public and right-wing media backlash could be holding back the funding of a new “game-changing” preventative HIV treatment, according to the leader of the drug's clinical trial.

Published
02 September 2016
From
The Independent
Pharma company donates PrEP drugs to trial participants ‘abandoned’ by NHS

Pharma company Gilead has confirmed it will continue to supply HIV-preventing drugs to men who took part in a study, after NHS England went back on an agreement to continue a supply. In a statement today, Gilead, which makes HIV-preventing drug Truvada, confirmed it would donate a six-month supply of the drug to bail out participants, while the NHS considers a long-term solution.

Published
02 September 2016
From
Pink News
Vaginal ring for HIV prevention effective and acceptable

An updated adherence analysis from the ASPIRE study indicates that consistent users of a vaginal ring containing dapivirine experienced 65% fewer infections, the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in

Published
02 September 2016
By
Roger Pebody
MPs say NHS dispute over HIV-preventing PrEP drugs exposes flaws in health legislation

The influential Health Select Committee has said a dispute with NHS England about HIV-preventing drugs has shown flaws in the government’s localised health legislation.

Published
01 September 2016
From
Pink News
Study looks at use of PrEP during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Women in San Francisco and New York City frequently chose to use Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) when it was offered as an additional tool for preventing HIV

Published
01 September 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Gaps remain in Russia's response to HIV/AIDS

Russia has drafted its first national HIV/AIDS policy in a decade, but it falls far short of what is needed to curb the country's growing epidemic, say experts.

Published
31 August 2016
From
The Lancet
Pioneering methadone programme in Dar es Salaam gives hope to thousands

Two hospitals in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania now make methadone available as treatment for addiction. Methadone maintenance treatment is regarded by WHO as the most effective therapy for heroin users, and methadone was added to WHO’s model essential medicines list in 2005.

Published
30 August 2016
From
World Health Organization
US PrEP study achieves high levels of engagement and adherence among black men who have sex with men

What was described at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) as “the first PrEP trial devised and run by four black gay men” has shown that

Published
27 August 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Gilead Ignored HIV Groups Before Failed Bid To Have PrEP Subsidised In Australia

A drug manufacturer failed to take the advice of top HIV/AIDS organisations when it made a submission for a highly effective HIV prevention drug to be subsidised by the government, those organisations say.

Published
25 August 2016
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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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