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PrEP spreads across Africa – slowly

This year, 2018, will be the year that a really significant number of people in Africa started HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the 22nd International AIDS Conference

Published
06 August 2018
By
Gus Cairns
What having HIV taught me about sex, love and myself

Dating is different now but I'm confident I won't pass the virus on

Published
02 August 2018
From
BBC News
Unintended pregnancies and desire for children: reproductive health needs of women living with HIV

The needs for safe conception services and a wider choice of contraception for women living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa were highlighted last week at

Published
01 August 2018
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Most adolescent PrEP users in US are young women

Only 1.5% of people who have used pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the United States are aged 17 or younger, and more than 80% of them

Published
31 July 2018
By
Liz Highleyman
AIDS 2018: The Story is Messy

It's already clear that the story from Amsterdam is that ending epidemic levels of new HIV diagnoses depends on building services and societies that recognize individuals as wonderful, wild, weird, whole people, with more specificity, respect and rigor than ever before. It also depends on activism, nasty women and their male allies, everyone demanding change, refusing to play nice.

Published
26 July 2018
From
AVAC
Dolutegravir: update on infant neural tube defects from Botswana

Dolutegravir treatment at the time of conception is associated with a higher risk of neural tube defects in infants exposed to the drug when compared

Published
24 July 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
UNAids chief refuses to quit over handling of sexual misconduct claims

The head of UNAids, who has been under pressure to resign over his handling of sexual harassment allegations within the agency, has told the Guardian he will not quit, saying that the HIV epidemic is at a crisis point and there is more work to do.

Published
18 July 2018
From
The Guardian
To End the HIV Epidemic, Focus on Sexual Violence Prevention

Adolescent girls and young women are up to eight times more likely to have HIV than their male counterparts. We know that sexual coercion, abuse and violence are major drivers of these infections. In fact, girls who experience sexual violence are up to three times more likely to be infected with HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases than those who do not.

Published
18 July 2018
From
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
Kenyan women can distribute HIV self-test kits to their sexual partners without a significant risk of intimate partner violence

The distribution of HIV self-testing kits by women to their sexual partners doesn't increase women's risk of intimate partner violence, according to Kenyan research published

Published
17 July 2018
By
Michael Carter
Accountability, Sexual Harassment Concerns In Spotlight At UNAIDS Board Meeting

Accountability and prevention and response to harassment, including sexual harassment, bullying and abuse of power, are high on the minds of delegates attending a three-day meeting of the ruling body of UNAIDS this week in Geneva.

Published
09 July 2018
From
Health Policy Watch
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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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