HIV prevention news: Europe

NAM is launching a new monthly bulletin that covers HIV prevention news and research in Europe, and of relevance to Europe.

Our new email bulletin aims to strengthen your knowledge of the new prevention options and bring you the latest HIV prevention news and research.

Community organisations, HIV advocates, clinicians and counsellors across Europe work with people living with HIV and people at risk of HIV infection. These practitioners have a key role to play in supporting people at risk of acquiring HIV, or transmitting HIV, to understand their options and the implications of new research.

HIV prevention has been evolving rapidly in recent years, with landmark research developments in new prevention technologies and approaches, including HIV treatment as prevention, pre-exposure prophylaxis, expanded testing programmes and advocacy for proven approaches that remain unprovided, such as syringe and needle exchange and condoms in prisons.

As well as research from Europe, we’ll cover international studies that are relevant for people working on HIV prevention.

Each monthly issue will include:

  • Short summaries of the most important developments
  • Links to more detailed news stories and research reports
  • Links to background material
  • A selection of news stories from other high-quality sources.

We are initially offering the bulletin in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Russian.

You can sign up to receive this new monthly bulletin on the right-hand side of this page.

Archive

Issue #29 - July 2015

  • Most gay men in central Europe don’t know they have HIV
  • More than one in three Europeans with HIV is a migrant
  • HIV stigma associated with condomless casual sex in Europe…
  • …and depression associated with risky sex in Britain
  • Hepatitis C seen in HIV-negative gay men in London
  • Giving more gay men hepatitis C treatment could cut infections by two-thirds
  • Other recent news headlines
  • Editors' picks from other sources
  • HIV prevention bulletin
  • Acknowledgements

Issue #28 - May 2015

  • European hospital-testing project picks up many new HIV infections
  • First home test approved for sale in UK
  • Prioritising people at high risk will be crucial to the success of PrEP
  • Community involvement essential for success of HIV projects, reviews find
  • White drug injectors in New York have less HIV than the general population
  • Truvada PrEP causes only mild bone mineral loss
  • Other recent news headlines
  • Editors' picks from other sources
  • Work in HIV? We need your help!
  • HIV prevention bulletin
  • Acknowledgements

Issue #27 - April 2015

  • Most HIV-positive gay men in European survey are on HIV treatment: fewer in the east
  • More people in the UK are starting HIV treatment early to reduce transmission
  • PrEP use now could save money in the future
  • Opioid substitution treatment increases adherence to HIV therapy
  • Most US HIV infections transmitted by people who know they have HIV but aren’t in care
  • Good mental health associated with excellent adherence in people taking HIV treatment for prevention
  • Other recent news headlines
  • Editors' picks from other sources
  • Work in HIV? We need your help!
  • HIV prevention bulletin
  • Acknowledgements

Issue #26 - March 2015

  • Conference special – news from CROI 2015
  • Two European PrEP studies report very high effectiveness
  • Tenofovir microbicide gel fails in South African study
  • PrEP use is becoming normalised in San Francisco
  • Mixing PrEP and treatment almost eliminates infections in African couples
  • No transmissions from HIV-positive partner seen in Australian gay-couple study
  • Weekend-off HIV treatment is popular and effective for young people
  • Other recent news headlines
  • Editors' picks from other sources
  • Work in HIV? We need your help!
  • HIV prevention bulletin
  • Acknowledgements

Issue #25 - February 2015

  • Gay men’s project in Russia and Hungary boosts condom use: may have brought down HIV rate
  • US researchers publish estimate of condom effectiveness in anal sex
  • HIV is becoming more virulent over time in Europe
  • Most HIV in gay men passed between younger, undiagnosed partners who know each other
  • Gay men are better at predicting when they won’t have sex than when they will
  • The most effective HIV prevention method for teenage girls in Africa? Keep them in school.
  • Other recent news headlines
  • Editors' picks from other sources
  • Work in HIV? We need your help!
  • HIV prevention bulletin
  • Acknowledgements

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This project has been supported via a grant from Gilead Sciences Europe Ltd, Merck & Co., Inc. and ViiV Healthcare.

Gilead Sciences Europe Ltd, Merck & Co., Inc. and ViiV Healthcare have provided funding for this project and have had no editorial control over the content of the materials.