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South Africa: SA 'Falling Short' On HIV Prevention Goals

South Africa's struggle to meet its HIV treatment coverage goals, combined with strong evidence of reduced condom use, is key to the slow progress in achieving reduced HIV incidence, according to a new study released by the University of Cape Town (UCT) yesterday

16 June 2019
Nobody Uses Dental Dams

Since dental dams were adopted by safe-sex advocates in the 1980s, science has shown that HIV is practically impossible to transmit between women, and dental dams were more a product of AIDS panic than of genuine medical necessity. But dental dams are still around, even if not because of consumer demand.

23 April 2019
The Atlantic
It takes 4 hands to open this ‘consent condom,’ but does that really equal consent?

Argentinian sex toy retailer Tulipán has released a limited-edition condom in a special “tamper proof” package that requires four hands to open. Their goal is to raise awareness about consent. “Why can this box only be opened by two [people]? Because this is how consent works in relationships. Everything has to be two,” reads the tagline on Tulipán’s ad for the condom on Twitter.

15 April 2019
LGBTQ Nation
Condom handouts in schools prevent disease without encouraging sex

UN study finds misgivings over impact of condom distribution in secondary schools are misplaced.

15 February 2019
The Guardian
SA gets full marks for HIV treatment but a fail for condoms

While South Africa has increased HIV spending at district level with stellar results, access to condoms has plummeted, according to the latest District Health Barometer (DHB).

04 February 2019
'Female Condom' Gets a Genderless Rebrand From FDA

At the end of last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved new rules for "female" condoms that not only change the device's name but ease some other strict regulations. Now called the "single-use internal condom," the device is approved for both vaginal and anal sex and has the same regulatory classification as the "male" condom. The internal condom has never enjoyed widespread popularity in this country, and recent changes to how the manufacturer distributes it have made it even harder to access.

28 January 2019
The Body Pro
The Condom King and his mission to combat Aids taboos

Young Kenyans’ ignorance around sex is helping to fuel infection. One man thinks he may have found an answer. According to Africa’s King of Condoms this is why the young must be a focus of HIV prevention. Stanley Ngara, 45, says; "I say to them that what your teacher did not tell you, what your father did not tell you, what your uncle did not tell you, the King of Condoms will tell you."

10 December 2018
Evening Standard
France's health system to reimburse cost of condoms in fight against STDs

The French government said Tuesday it would take the rare step of reimbursing prescription-bought condoms to combat the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

29 November 2018
France 24
Self-Lubricating Condom Shows Promise in Early Study

A self-lubricating condom that could possibly eliminate the need for lube during intercourse is in development.

05 November 2018
Botswana to revitalize HIV combination prevention

The National Coordinator of Botswana’s National AIDS Coordinating Agency, Richard Matlhare, has warned that complacency risks derailing the country’s AIDS response.

28 August 2018
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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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