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HIV Education That Aims to Empower, Not Shame

“We needed a coordinated media strategy and it needed really to focus less on fear-based messaging and more on empowering people,” said John Sapero, office chief for H.I.V. prevention for the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Published
28 December 2015
From
New York Times
Is it important for PrEP programs to talk about sex and pleasure, not just prevention?

A recent review article published in Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS discusses the “collateral” benefits—i.e., benefits other than HIV-prevention—reported by PrEP users.

Published
27 December 2015
From
BETA blog
HIV prevention fatigue: Program engages men who have heard it all before

An innovative program in San Francisco acknowledges and addresses prevention fatigue, while helping gay and bisexual men improve sexual health and wellbeing. Bridgemen carefully weaves education and discussions about sex and health into events that bring men together socially and for community service projects.

Published
23 December 2015
From
BETA blog
#BloodEquality Launched to Protest FDA's New Policy on Gay Blood Donors

The FDA formally lifted the lifetime ban on gay and bisexual male blood donors. They can now donate if they've been celibate a year.

Published
23 December 2015
From
Poz magazine news
New York Revamps Safe Sex

Has the term safe sex been left behind? The new phrase “Play Sure,” conceived by a marketing team, suggests a new era in which medical technology has made it possible for public-health messaging to seem less anxious and reproving. Implicit in the phrase “safe sex” are the potential horrors of unsafe sex, a castigation of promiscuity. “Play Sure” acknowledges pleasure while promising, essentially, the elimination of risk.

Published
22 December 2015
From
New York Times
US to allow gay men to be blood donors

The US Food and Drug Administration will allow gay men to donate blood if they have been celibate for one year.

Published
22 December 2015
From
BBC Health
South Africa and Kenya Approval of Oral PrEP Should Spur Rollout

Less than a month after South Africa’s national regulatory authority, the Medicines Control Council, approved tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine for PrEP, Kenya took the same step.

Published
21 December 2015
From
AVAC
UK unPrEPared (video)

In 2012, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) was approved by the FDA as a way to protect people from catching HIV/AIDS and has been shown to reduce the risk of contracting it by up to 99% in the US. 3 years later, the drug is still unaccessible in the UK. The film seeks to shed light upon the pros and cons of the so-called revolutionary pill and asks the question: to whom and how should the preventive treatment be offered?

Published
21 December 2015
From
Vimeo
Large UK study shows low rates of HIV testing, even among those who think they are at risk of HIV

A major household survey of adults in the UK shows that, even among people who perceive themselves to be at risk of HIV infection, only 14% had

Published
21 December 2015
By
Roger Pebody
South Africa fails to put sexual health policy into practice

In South Africa, 15% of young women and 5% of young men aged 15 to 24 are HIV positive and 50% of new HIV infections are detected in people under 29.Vuyiseka Dubula, general secretary of Treatment Action Campaign, blames poor access to contraception and HIV testing. She says sex education has been greatly improved in recent years, but schools must go further by making condoms and health advice available on site.

Published
19 December 2015
From
The Guardian

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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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