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Studies in Post-Menopausal Women Reveal Potentially Higher Biological HIV Risk, as Well as Possible Tenofovir Concerns

A little light from CROI 2011 has shone into the dark corners of research into aging women with HIV/AIDS. Two oral presentations compared HIV risk in pre-menopausal versus post-menopausal women.

01 March 2011
The BodyPro
Five Things About HIV They're Not Telling You

Gay men are still forced to piece together the latest facts about HIV, largely due to the reticence of public health messages -- or just plain homophobia.

12 January 2011
The Body
Study examines risk of heterosexual HIV transmission in China

A new study examines the burden of HIV and sexually transmitted disease among male clients of the commercial sex industry in China's Sichuan province. Since 2007, heterosexual transmission has replaced injecting drug use as the primary transmission mode of all HIV infections in China.

08 November 2010
Science Daily
Promising HIV prevention microbicide tenofovir gel being tested for safety of rectal use

Tenofovir gel, a vaginal microbicide that has shown promise for preventing HIV through vaginal sex, is being tested in a new trial looking at its safety and acceptability when used rectally.

13 October 2010
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Experimentation, orgasms, and the rise of anal sex

A new American sex survey is out. It reveals who's doing what, with whom, and how. It clarifies the prevalence of gay sex, teenage intercourse, and oral gratification. But the big story is the increase in anal sex reported by women.

06 October 2010
UGANDA: HIV superinfection spreading in fishing communities

A study of HIV-positive people in fishing communities on the shores of Lake Victoria in central Uganda has found that more than a quarter have "superinfections" that threaten both treatment and prevention efforts.

31 August 2010
IRIN Plus News
AIDS virus changes in semen make it different than in blood

The virus that causes AIDS may undergo changes in the genital tract that make HIV-1 in semen different than what it is in the blood, according to a new study.

20 August 2010
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

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

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