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Who is taking an HIV test in England and where?

The range of settings in which people test for HIV has expanded significantly in recent years in England, according to a new Public Health England

Published
15 November 2017
By
Roger Pebody
HIV incidence is falling in English gay men, say Public Health England

While several recent reports have shown that new HIV diagnoses have been falling in UK gay men, what really matters is the actual number of new HIV

Published
15 November 2017
By
Roger Pebody
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.

Published
15 November 2017
From
The King's Fund
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.

Published
13 November 2017
From
Healio
Up to a quarter of HIV-negative gay men attending three English clinics used PrEP in the last year

A prospective cohort study of gay men attending three clinics in southern England – 56 Dean Street and Mortimer Market Centre in London and the Brighton &

Published
13 November 2017
By
Gus Cairns
HIV diagnoses in English gay men have been falling since 2014

A new analysis by Public Health England of testing rates and HIV diagnoses from all of England’s sexual health clinics shows that the decline in

Published
08 November 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Uptake of medications for HIV treatment and prevention changes sexual practices

The Annual Report of Trends in Behaviour 2017 released today by the Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH) at UNSW Sydney finds the proportion of non-HIV-positive gay men who reported pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use in the six months prior to the annual Gay Community Periodic Surveys increased from 2% in 2013 to 5% in 2016.

Published
06 November 2017
From
University of New South Wales
Swiss study examines which years gay men decided to stop consistent condom use

An innovative study presented at the 16th European AIDS Conference (EACS 2017) in Milan two weeks ago used a machine-learning algorithm (originally developed to help

Published
04 November 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Top gay sexual health clinic forced to turn away four out of five people a day

Around 1,500 people are trying to get just 300 appointments at the most popular sexual health clinic for gay and bi men in the UK, after other clinics closed. Now experts are warning the cuts could lead to sexual infections rising in the UK capital.

Published
30 October 2017
From
Gay Star News
How a London clinic reduced new HIV infections by 90% and why more European cities can do the same

Scaling up HIV testing to reduce undiagnosed HIV infection requires a fundamental re-ordering of HIV testing services to make them more attractive to people at risk, and

Published
26 October 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
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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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