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HIV i-Base: HIV Treatment Bulletin, 22 January 2018

HIV Treatment Bulletin (HTB) is a community publication produced by HIV i-Base. The publication started 2018 with a new look: Faster, shorter, more frequent – yet just as cutting edge……

U=U laggards draw fire from the community

The global U=U picture is good, but community activists are stepping up the heat on organizations which have been slow to embrace it. Today the spotlight is on Greater than…

HIV i-Base: HIV Treatment Bulletin, 5 January 2018

HIV Treatment Bulletin (HTB) is a community publication produced by HIV i-Base. The publication starts 2018 with a new look: Shorter… faster… more often… More information here. The online version…

Mother-to-child HIV transmission higher when mother has other STIs

A new study confirms that HIV-infected pregnant women have a higher risk of transmitting the HIV to their infants if the mothers also have another sexually transmitted infection. The research…

Attitudes towards men who ‘bareback’ are a barrier to wider use of PrEP

Two new qualitative studies from Toronto shed light on how stigma affects the uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and the experience of taking it. In the first, young gay men…

Study suggests many gay and bisexual men are skeptical, but attitudes are on the rise

Dr. Jonathon Rendina, an Assistant Professor at Hunter College and Director of Quantitative Methods at Hunter's Center for HIV Educational Studies & Training, and Dr. Jeffrey Parsons, Distinguished Professor at…

Withdrawing Depo-Provera contraceptives would result in more lives lost than HIV infections prevented

Even if Depo-Provera and other contraceptive injections raise the risk of HIV infection, withdrawing them from use in African countries would greatly increase maternal mortality, a modelling study has shown.…

UN publication urges comprehensive approach to sexuality education

A fully updated International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education published by UNESCO advocates quality comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) to promote health and well-being, respect for human rights and gender equality,…

STIs in the era of antiretroviral-based HIV prevention

Priorities for discovery research, implementation science, and community involvement Summary points Persons living with HIV who achieve sustained viral suppression with antiretroviral therapy can avoid sexual transmission of HIV without…

Post-exposure prophylaxis helps prevent chlamydia, syphilis in high-risk MSM

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) with doxycycline can sharply reduce the risk of chlamydia and syphilis in high-risk men who have sex with men (MSM), according to a substudy of the ANRS…

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