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Harm Reduction Beyond Numbers

How cultural attitudes, the political environment, and donor expectations shape harm reduction – and how they can divert it from its original mission as a movement.

20 hours ago
Drug Reporter
A reduction in new HIV diagnoses is no reason to reduce effort

The drop in new diagnoses among gay and bisexual men must be seen as an indicator of the reductions that are possible, rather than meaning that the job is done or that a downwards trajectory in new diagnoses will continue in the future. Importantly, so far these reductions have only been seen in one population group.

15 November 2017
The King's Fund
HIV/AIDS in the US: the importance of local perspectives

Some recent studies have sought to demonstrate the importance of spatial location as a determinant of STI prevalence in its own right. However, the most striking outcome reported in a Philadelphia study are findings concerning the relationship of race and sex to the mode of HIV transmission.

14 November 2017
BMJ Group blogs
San Francisco reports record low number of new HIV diagnoses

Researchers in San Francisco identified 223 new HIV diagnoses in 2016 — the lowest ever recorded in the city. Meanwhile, treatment coverage and viral suppression rates were at an all-time high.

13 November 2017
Vital Microbicides May Soon Be Out of Reach

Whether, when, and how microbicide development proceeds depends on the U.S government, and the federal Division of AIDS has suggested this development may no longer be a priority. It's wrong.

10 November 2017
HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable: A Community Brief

The International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) developed this brief to provide the HIV community with current information and analysis of new and updated clinical data on the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in preventing HIV transmission to sexual partners of people living with HIV. While the health benefits of treatment will always be the primary purpose of ART, it is vital that the secondary benefits to people living with HIV and their sexual partners be fully understood and communicated.

08 November 2017
From More PrEP to State-of-the-Art STI Clinics, Here Are 4 Strategies to Reduce HIV Worldwide

Here are 4 strategies noted by the European CDC to reduce HIV worldwide: Quick and easy HIV/STI testing centers, Solutions tailored to specific gay populations, Greater access to PrEP and ongoing medical monitoring, and Help from gay social apps.

02 November 2017
Price’s “Quarantine” Comment a Startling Example of Remaining HIV Stigma and Ignorance

What should we, as infectious diseases/HIV specialists, say about this regressive and anachronistic perspective? How about taking the high road and sticking to the science?

25 October 2017
NEJM Journal Watch
DAIDS Boss Muses on the Future of HIV Prevention Research

Below are some of Dr. Dieffenbach’s rather intentionally provocative ideas about specific HIV prevention research candidates—challenges and promises, and the questions they may raise for the next clinical trial research network structure.

20 October 2017
Hate, discrimination lead to rise of HIV in Russia, experts say

"Homophobia and a negative view of drug addicts, as well as the obscure legal status of prostitutes, have all led to the fact that Russia uses less than half of all of the methods that have been scientifically proven to prevent the spread of HIV around the world," Vadim Pokrovskiy, head of the Russian Federal AIDS Center, said.

20 October 2017
Deutsche Welle
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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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