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Kenya: Over 20,000 HIV Infections Averted By Adult Male Circumcision Tool Prepex

Over 20, 000 new HIV infections have been averted in the past eight years as a result of using a non-surgical method called PrePex to circumcise adult men.

Published
11 July 2016
From
AllAfrica
Funding PrEP for HIV prevention

Whatever route is finally chosen to fund PrEP, bouncing the decision across systems that are all funded by the same taxpayer will inevitably result in the continued and preventable further spread of HIV. This will generate avoidable mortality and increase future NHS costs for treatment. Perhaps it is time for NHS England just to “do the right thing.”

Published
08 July 2016
From
The BMJ
HIV study confirms clinically viable vaccine paving the way for future treatments

In the study, researchers worked with a species of Old World monkeys, rhesus macaques to reproduce the trial results of RV144, the only HIV vaccine that has been tested and shown to reduce the rate of HIV acquisition in a phase III clinical trial.

Published
08 July 2016
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Despite epidemic, Russia cracks down on HIV activists

In recent weeks, authorities added two leading HIV-prevention groups to a "foreign agents" blacklist, as a broader crackdown on independent civil society hits the battle against HIV.

Published
07 July 2016
From
Economic Times
HIV seroconversion is rare if Truvada PrEP is used consistently

New HIV infections occurred at a low rate of about 1 per 100 person-years among people who took daily Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), with seroconversions mostly

Published
07 July 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
National AIDS Trust responds to increased STI rates amongst gay and bisexual men

We are failing to meet the sexual health needs of gay and bisexual men. The 21% increase in gonorrhoea cases and 19% increase in syphilis cases are not out of the blue. Instead of investing properly in prevention and sexual health services, the Government made an in-year cut to the public health budget of £200 million last year.

Published
05 July 2016
From
NAT press release
Why is tackling stigma so difficult?

Stigma should be our top priority, yet we have not identified concrete strategies for reducing it. So why do we find stigma so difficult to tackle?

Published
04 July 2016
From
NAT
The safe room

In some European cities, drug dealers and addicts are watched over by the police at legal consumption rooms. Could Australia's ice epidemic be contained if we did the same?

Published
04 July 2016
From
Sydney Morning Herald
Case examined for drug injecting area in Glasgow city centre

A substance abuse group is to explore the case for opening an injecting facility for drug users in Glasgow.

Published
30 June 2016
From
BBC
Five Exciting HIV Prevention Studies We’re Paying Attention To

What’s on the horizon of HIV prevention? Here are five clinical trials to pay attention to, if you’re interested in what the next big breakthrough in the HIV prevention field may be.

Published
30 June 2016
From
BETA blog

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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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