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Philippines: HIV cases up 3,147 percent in 10 years

Critics say President Duterte's statement deriding condom use as 'not satisfying' harms advocacy to prevent HIV. New HIV cases continued to increase in the Philippines in 2017, with a 3,147…

On-demand PEP to prevent HIV infection

-- Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) can prevent HIV infection up to 72 hours after exposure -- To expedite initiation of PEP, two Toronto clinics prescribed the medication in advance -- 13%…

PHAT Life: Effective HIV intervention for youth in the criminal justice system

A group risk-reduction intervention that uses role-playing, videos, games, and skill-building exercises to promote knowledge about HIV/AIDS, positive coping, and problem-solving skills for high-risk teens in the juvenile justice system,…

Presentations from the PrEP Summit now online

Organised jointly by EATG, AVAC, AIDSfonds, AIDES, AIDS Action Europe, NAM-AIDSMAP, NAT, Prepster, UNAIDS, WHO, the European PrEP Summit was organised in Amsterdam on 9-10 February 2018. The more than…

HIV i-Base: HIV Treatment Bulletin, 9 February 2018

HIV Treatment Bulletin (HTB) is a community publication produced by HIV i-Base. The third issue of HTB for 2018 is now out. It features antiretroviral news, reviews of studies about…

Contraception, HIV and control over black women’s bodies

The apartheid-era practices of injecting women with a controversial contraceptive called Depo-Provera without their consent, is persisting today, according to multiple reports from activists, health workers and women who use…

Pregnancy and infant feeding: Can we say U=U about the risk of passing HIV to an infant?

Improvements in HIV treatment and prenatal HIV care have led to dramatic reductions in the transmission of HIV from a person with HIV to their baby (perinatal transmission). This has…

Ukraine expands opioid substitution therapy to reduce HIV

The Ukrainian government is increasing the scope of the country’s state-funded opioid substitution therapy (OST) programme – a harm reduction tool which reduces the risk of overdose and disease transmission.…

Will Americans ever actually use the female condom?

Many Americans think the internal condom is totally gross. But sexual health advocates are convinced that new FDA regulations could help them go mainstream. Read the full story here.

Reproductive health of HIV-positive women in Switzerland being neglected, says study

HIV-positive women in Switzerland are mainly relying on male condoms for contraception, investigators report in HIV Medicine. Two-thirds of reproductive age women reported using contraception, with three-quarters of these individuals…

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