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Truvada and the truth: is HIV prevention propelling the STI epidemic?

In the MSM community, a rapidly expanding STI epidemic is fueling questions about whether the steadily rising number of people who start Truvada for HIV prevention subsequently change their sexual behavior in ways that increase their risk of contracting chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and, in rarer cases, hepatitis C.

Published
21 October 2018
From
The Guardian
US: HPV Vaccine Approved for Women and Men up to Age 45

On October 5, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded its approval of the Gardasil 9 vaccine, which protects against nine difference strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), to cover women and men ages 27 to 45.

Published
12 October 2018
From
Cancer Health
Sexual Health, Reproductive Health & HIV Policy eBulletin - September 2018

The September issue of the Sexual Health & HIV Policy E-bulletin is available to read online. This issue covers the announcement by the Department of Health and Social Care to allow women to take misoprostol at home in England; a new audit on cuts to contraceptive services; and an e-feature on sex education in schools.

Published
28 September 2018
From
FSRH
Study confirms STIs make no difference to undetectability and infectiousness in people taking HIV treatment

A study conducted with gay men in Thailand has found that people who are diagnosed with HIV and start antiretroviral therapy (ART) are no less likely

Published
28 September 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Drug-resistance of gonorrhoea in the EU: persistent but stable

Neisseria gonorrhoea continues to show high levels of resistance to azithromycin across the European Union and European Economic Area, according to the 2016 results of the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP).

Published
04 September 2018
From
ECDC
Sexual health clinics in England see record demand amid budget cuts

Councils say they could struggle to respond to unforeseen STI outbreaks if cuts aren’t reversed

Published
03 September 2018
From
The Guardian
HIV Providers and Advocates Continue to Debate STI Rates in the Era of PrEP and U=U

From Aug. 27 to 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention will host the STD Prevention Conference in Washington, D.C. This biennial conference could not be timelier as the U.S. is facing a resurgence in sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Published
03 September 2018
From
The Body Pro
Online HIV prevention program receives $8.8 million NIH grant

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded an $8.8 million grant to Keep It Up!, a novel online HIV prevention program that has been shown to reduce sexually transmitted infections in gay young men by 40 percent.

Published
31 August 2018
From
Northwestern University NewsCenter
The work of a couple: how gay men in relationships come to trust that “Undetectable = Untransmittable”

Having a relationship based on trust, commitment and familiarity helps Australian gay men rely on undetectable viral load as a means of HIV prevention, according to

Published
29 August 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Sexually Transmitted Infections Rise Steeply as U.S. Response Declines

Meanwhile, new analyses of gonorrhea have raised concern at the CDC about emerging drug resistance.

Published
28 August 2018
From
Poz
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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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