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The future of PrEP in Australia

PrEP has been a major discussion point in the 2017 ASHM conference. In a joint symposium with the 2017 Sexual Health Conference, multiple speakers spoke of the rollout of PrEP in Australia and New Zealand.

Published
08 November 2017
From
Australian Society for HIV Medicine Report Back
Women With HIV Breast-feed in Secret

Current guidelines recommend that women with HIV avoid breast-feeding, but some do so without advising their physician and without monitoring for the safety of their baby. However, when a woman has an undetectable viral load, the risk is minimal, according to some specialists.

Published
08 November 2017
From
Medscape (requires free registration)
PrEP and reaching people of color, trans women, and young people

Not everyone at risk for HIV knows about PrEP, and many people who could benefit from PrEP believe it’s not for them. A recent panel discussion in San Francisco explored this issue. Speaking about their work and the diverse communities they serve, the panelists shared some of the important barriers that people of color, trans women and young people face related to PrEP knowledge, access and adherence.

Published
08 November 2017
From
BETA blog
I’m one of the people in England trialling a new drug that virtually stops the spread of HIV

There’s a quiet revolution going on in sexual health at the moment. I’m one of thousands of people are taking a pill every day to stop unwanted consequences of sex.

Published
07 November 2017
From
The Overtake
The C-word? ‘Condom’ reportedly too graphic for Russian Education Ministry to be used in HIV lesson

Prudish officials want to avoid “delicate topics,” including the use of the word “condom,” a particular bone of contention, deeming it “unacceptable” language when educating minors.

Published
06 November 2017
From
RT
Canada: Debate over drug consumption sites might be coming to end

In the space of two years, the number of supervised consumption sites approved to operate in Canada has gone from one to 22. "Whereas it took many, many years of advocacy and civil disobedience to establish a supervised injecting site in Vancouver, it's become a lot less politicized, a lot less controversial and I think there are no really sane actors who are sitting around questioning whether there is a role for these initiatives anymore," says Dr. Thomas Kerr, a researcher at the University of British Columbia.

Published
06 November 2017
From
CBC
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
BASHH welcomes publication of position statement on doxycycline as post-exposure prophylaxis for sexually transmitted infections

The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) has welcomed the publication of a new joint BASHH and Public Health England (PHE) position statement on the use of doxycycline as post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A conference presentation had suggested that use of PEP with doxycycline was associated with a halving of the rates of bacterial STIs in men who have sex with men (MSM), in an extension of the French IPERGAY trial. However caution is advised.

Published
03 November 2017
From
BASHH
U=U taking off in 2017

U=U is a simple but hugely important campaign based on a solid foundation of scientific evidence. The clarity of the message will make it easier to promote the undeniable benefits of treatment.

Published
02 November 2017
From
The Lancet HIV

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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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