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PrEP reduces HIV infections by over 95% in US ‘real world’ study

A study of people prescribed PrEP over a four-year period at a large centre in Los Angeles has found that HIV incidence in people taking PrEP was

Published
18 June 2019
By
Gus Cairns
Fear and stigma mark life for gays in conservative Malawi

Fearing persecution after being outed as gay, Aniz Mitha fled Malawi. Leaving behind his well-off Muslim family and four-year-old son, he headed for South Africa, where he became a sex worker to survive.

Published
17 June 2019
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Channel News Asia
Study illuminates PrEP treatment pathway and its facilitators and barriers for women in the Bronx

Self-perceived HIV risk, learning about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) via trusted sources, positive healthcare experiences and health insurance coverage are facilitators of PrEP initiation and continuation for at-risk minority

Published
17 June 2019
By
Michael Carter
What's behind PEPFAR's funding cut threats?

As it wraps up its latest funding round, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief is prepared to introduce unprecedented cuts to country programs in sub-Saharan Africa, designed to spur domestic policy changes and programmatic improvements. But observers warn that if enacted, the cuts could undermine advances those countries have made against the HIV epidemic, particularly among marginalized communities that struggle to access health services.

Published
12 June 2019
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Devex
Australia: Targeting Asian gay men

Diagnoses among Asian-born gay men in Australia have risen over recent years — and many of these men are diagnosed at a late stage of infection. In response, a range of initiatives exist to help tackle the problem.

Published
11 June 2019
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Positive Living
Trump’s bid to wipe out AIDS will take more than a pill

Eradicating the virus will need to look less like a science experiment and more like a broad social welfare program.

Published
11 June 2019
From
Politico
UNAIDS welcomes the decision of the High Court of Botswana to repeal laws that criminalize and discriminate against LGBT people

UNAIDS applauds the landmark decision of the High Court of Botswana to declare unconstitutional key provisions of Sections 164 and 167 of the Botswana Penal Code. Those provisions criminalized certain private sexual acts and have led to discrimination and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Botswana.

Published
11 June 2019
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UNAIDS
Botswana scraps gay sex laws in big victory for LGBTQ rights in Africa

Botswana's High Court has overturned a colonial-era law criminalizing consensual same-sex relations in a landmark victory for Africa's LGBTQ movements. The ruling comes just a month after Kenya's high court upheld its laws criminalizing homosexuality.

Published
11 June 2019
From
CNN
My PrEP Story: KUCHENGA (part 2)

When a friend stays over, I notice the flash glance in the morning as I dole out my PrEP meds, hormones and vitamins from my divider and down them with citrus juice. Silence doesn’t ‘always’ speak volumes but in this case it does.

Published
11 June 2019
From
Prepster
Study Suggests Widespread PrEP Use Would Take a Big Bite Out of HIV

The study also projected that PrEP use among adult gay and bi men would result in considerable reductions of HIV among adolescents.

Published
11 June 2019
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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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