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Why over 45s are at risk of sexually transmitted infections – new findings

Our research with heterosexual men and women in Glasgow aged between 45 and 65 explored not only what middle-aged adults know about HIV and other STIs but also the social circumstances surrounding that knowledge.

Published
05 December 2016
From
The Conversation
Male circumcision in Uganda will only improve if local beliefs are considered

Our research found that religious and cultural beliefs compete with the messages about the purpose of circumcision. We found that this got in the way of men deciding whether or not to be circumcised medically and also affected the way they behaved afterwards.

Published
05 December 2016
From
The Conversation
Response to NHS England announcement on PrEP

We are disappointed that PrEP will not be available on the NHS in the near future. Nonetheless, we are glad that at least 10,000 people will be offered PrEP... We hope that the trial will build on evidence from PROUD, instead of merely repeating the important work that has already been completed.

Published
05 December 2016
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PROUD study
PrEP in the UK: Terms and Conditions will apply

The commitment to provide PrEP on the NHS was long overdue, but the proposed mode of delivery raises more questions than it provides answers.

Published
05 December 2016
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Questions about the PrEP implementation study

It’s a start. It’s not ideal but it’s a start.

Published
05 December 2016
From
Greg Owen (blog)
Inside The Dark, Dangerous World of Chemsex

Gay and bisexual men described wide-scale and systematic sexual violence, the deliberate drugging of vulnerable teenagers, the coaxing of impoverished men into a cloaked world of prostitution, frequent mental breakdowns from meth-induced psychoses, overdose victims routinely left to slip into comas, and a pile-up of sudden deaths. Almost no one is coming forward to report incidents to police. And most are not seeking help from services that treat substance abuse or tackle sexual exploitation.

Published
04 December 2016
From
Buzzfeed
NHS England fudges PrEP access and delays on-demand access to PrEP by years; blocks doctors from prescribing PrEP now

It is difficult to be impressed with this compromise. Rather than meet the real need of people currently at highest risk, it will further delay access to an option to prevent HIV transmission that has clearly passed the criteria for safety, efficacy and effectiveness laid out for other NHS treatments.

Published
04 December 2016
From
HIV i-Base
NHS England announces major new PrEP trial for 2017

NHS England, in collaboration with Public Health England, has announced in a press release today that a major new implementation trial of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) will start

Published
04 December 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Findings show significant progress against HIV epidemic in Africa; 90-90-90 goals in reach

National surveys in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia reveal exceptional progress against HIV, with decreasing rates of new infection, stable numbers of people living with HIV, and more than half of all those living with HIV showing viral suppression through use of antiretroviral medication. For those on antiretroviral medication, viral suppression is close to 90 percent. Thirty-five years into the global HIV epidemic, these findings are a clear sign of progress and source of hope for the rest of the world.

Published
02 December 2016
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
PrEP: Australian advocates call for greater affordability and access to new preventative HIV method

Truvada is already listed under the pharmaceutical benefits scheme for use to treat people with HIV, but is not available for prevention. "We are incredibly keen to see this available through the PBS at scale quickly, very, very quickly," Darryl O'Donnell, CEO of the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations said.

Published
02 December 2016
From
ABC

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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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