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Intervention effort cuts HIV incidence among female sex workers

A team of researchers from the University of California San Diego and Mexico has found that even a modest behavioral intervention program averaging just 35 minutes can measurably reduce the incidence of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among female sex workers in the U.S.-Mexico border region – and that the program succeeds at comparatively little expense.

Published
31 July 2010
From
Eureka Alert
Prevention Is Failing to Target MSM When They’re Young Enough

If we are going to prevent HIV transmission in young men who have sex with men (MSM), we must find strategies to reach them when they are in their early teens. So say researchers who presented a study Monday, July 19, at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna.

Published
30 July 2010
From
Poz
Kenya: Drug Users to Get Free Needles

Drug users may get clean, free needles as part of a campaign to reduce new HIV infections.

Published
29 July 2010
From
AllAfrica
UK Home Office bids to restrict jobs for asylum seekers

Home Office ministers are trying to thwart the impact of a supreme court ruling lifting a work ban on 45,000 asylum seekers by severely restricting the jobs they can apply for.

Published
29 July 2010
From
The Guardian
Same-sex relationships 'help self-esteem' in gay and lesbian teenagers

Same-sex relationships give gay male teenagers better self-esteem and lower internalised homophobia in teenage lesbians, a study suggests. The study, carried out by the University of Michigan, did not find similar effects in heterosexual teenagers' relationships.

Published
29 July 2010
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Pink News
It works, but female condom neglected in anti-AIDS battle

Campaigners on Tuesday lamented the fact that the female condom, just as effective as its male equivalent, has failed to gain the profile it deserves in the fight against AIDS.

Published
28 July 2010
From
Agence France Presse
Gay men and lesbians are putting their health at risk by abusing drugs

Gay men and lesbians are far more likely to put their health at risk from drug misuse than heterosexuals, according to a Home Office-funded report that suggests there is an urgent need to rethink how addiction agencies and doctors support minority groups.

Published
26 July 2010
From
The Observer
The HIV and TB Prison Crisis in Southern Africa

In 1988, while Nelson Mandela was in prison, he contracted tuberculosis (TB). TB is common in prisons, with overcrowded cells and poor ventilation facilitating transmission. Mandela is now long free, but TB remains a threat to all prisoners - and to all South Africans.

Published
23 July 2010
From
Human Rights Watch HIV/TB
IAC: Half of China Drug Users Suppress HIV for 6 Months (CME/CE)

A majority of injecting drug users who are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in China successfully suppress HIV to undetectable levels for at least six months, researchers reported here at the 2010 International AIDS Conference.

Published
23 July 2010
From
MedPage Today
Most men in long-term study of HIV report low use of illicit drugs

Most older gay and bisexual men enrolled in a long-term study of HIV used recreational drugs infrequently over a 10-year period, researchers report. The study explored the drug use habits of 1,378 HIV-positive and negative gay and bisexual men, ages 44-63, and found that 79 percent of participants reported infrequent drug use.

Published
21 July 2010
From
Science Daily

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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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