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People not taking HIV treatment feel under pressure to ‘do the right thing’

Australian people living with HIV who have chosen not to take antiretrovirals and who have doubts about HIV medicine report feeling excluded and silenced within HIV organisations

Published
13 April 2016
By
Roger Pebody
HIV vaccine candidate shows promise with monkeys

Monkeys in the study did not show signs of persistent infection until they were exposed to nearly 70,000 times the average amount of virus an infected man passes to a partner during intercourse.

Published
12 April 2016
From
UPI.com
UK PrEP decision re-ignites HIV activism

The NHS should reopen the public consultation, emboldened by the renewed and much needed HIV activism.

Published
08 April 2016
From
The Lancet (editorial)
#whereisPrEP

Ask @NHSEngland #whereisPrEP. For more info please visit prepster.info and iwantprepnow.co.uk

Published
08 April 2016
From
You Tube
New HIV cases in Ireland up by a third last year

There was a 33% increase in the number of people who tested positive for HIV in Ireland last year. The HSE reported 498 notifications of the virus, compared to 377 in 2014.

Published
08 April 2016
From
RTE
NHS England Decision on PrEP: A Bitter Pill for Women to Swallow

NHS England's suggested £2 million PrEP programme is only for gay men, excluding any access for women, including trans women. This is part of a sustained pattern - women living with and at risk of acquiring HIV are invisible, marginalised and often ignored.

Published
08 April 2016
From
Huffington Post
First Minister confirms Scotland will make its own decision on PrEP

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed Scotland will make its own decision on pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, after NHS England extended trials for two years.

Published
06 April 2016
From
Pink News
The graying of HIV: 1 in 6 new US cases are people older than 50

Thousands of people 50 and older are diagnosed with HIV each year in the United States, a development that has significant consequences for the health care and social support they need and the doctors, counselors and others who provide it. Older people tend to be sicker when the infection is finally discovered. They usually have other health conditions that accompany aging and often are too embarrassed to reveal their illness to family and friends.

Published
06 April 2016
From
Washington Post
Indian study proves that more people virally suppressed in a population equals fewer HIV infections

The proportion of people living with HIV in a population who have a detectable viral load is much more strongly associated with the rate of

Published
06 April 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Advancing combination HIV prevention: advocacy brief

This brief has been produced by the Alliance in partnership with UNAIDS and follows on from the 2015 UNAIDS reference paper, Fast Tracking Combination Prevention. It is intended for advocates from community-led organisations and to support them as they engage with policy makers at national, district and local levels to advocate for combination HIV prevention and shape their country’s HIV programmes.

Published
05 April 2016
From
International HIV/AIDS Alliance

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