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Botswana to revitalize HIV combination prevention

The National Coordinator of Botswana’s National AIDS Coordinating Agency, Richard Matlhare, has warned that complacency risks derailing the country’s AIDS response.

Published
28 August 2018
From
UNAIDS
Revitalising the condom for the next generation – the missing piece of the prevention puzzle

HIV prevention is in need of a re-boot, cried many at AIDS 2018. Where better to start than with the condom, the most simple and effective intervention in our toolkit. 

Published
12 August 2018
From
AVERT
Durex recalls condoms over split worries

The company says the products are not passing "stringent shelf-life tests", meaning they could burst.

Published
31 July 2018
From
BBC Health
Preventing HIV

A response to Patrick William Kelly's Op-Ed, from Dr. Demetre Daskalakis and Mark Harrington.

Published
09 July 2018
From
New York Times (letter to the editor)
HIV is not the only risk – using condoms or getting tested can pose risks to trust and relationships

Perceptions of risk are crucial in explaining why people do or do not make use of HIV-prevention interventions. But considerations of risk need to go

Published
06 July 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Fears new wonder drug could lead to STI epidemic

As healthcare spending rises to record highs of more than 10 per cent of our gross domestic product, we must be cautious of policy decisions that might jeopardise our wellbeing and add to a ballooning national healthcare bill. Our political leaders must act now to manage the threat of STIs and protect the health of the wider community.

Published
04 July 2018
From
The Sydney Morning Herald
“Safe Gay Sex” Is Still Happening

The idea of equating “safe sex” to solely condom use is an antiquated notion in the era of PrEP and antiretroviral treatment for those living with HIV.

Published
04 July 2018
From
Medium
Condom efficacy may have been underestimated, new CDC study suggests

A new meta-analysis (Johnson) of the efficacy of condoms in preventing HIV transmission via anal sex between gay men has found a considerably higher estimate

Published
04 July 2018
By
Gus Cairns
'New York Times' To Condoms: Drop Dead

A peculiarly worded Op-Ed talks about disappearing condom use and causes a stir among HIV activists.

Published
29 June 2018
From
HIV Plus
The End of Safe Gay Sex?

June is Pride Month, a ripe time to reflect on one of the most startling facts about our sexual culture today: Condom use is all but disappearing among large numbers of gay men.

Published
27 June 2018
From
New York Times
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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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