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This Is What Happens To Men Forced To Offer Sex To Avoid Sleeping On The Street

In the second part of BuzzFeed News' gay sex-for-rent investigation, men speak out about the extreme violence and danger they face, as charities describe the shocking scale of the problem. “There’s never a time when I don’t think ‘This could be it,’” said one man. "'I could lose my life.’”

Published
06 May 2018
From
Buzzfeed
HIV response in Nigeria buckles under pressure of continued conflict with Boko Haram

New comparison reveals significant drops in HIV service provision, as Nigeria’s Borno State feels the impact of years of armed conflict with Boko Haram.  

Published
05 May 2018
From
AVERT
Violence a major driver for teens not taking their HIV treatment

Four types of violence were independently associated with adherence – physical abuse by caregivers; witnessing domestic violence; teacher violence; or verbal victimisation by healthcare staff. The researchers comment that violence and victimisation from these sources “evoke a sense of betrayal among adolescents for whom they are hoped-for sources of care and support."

Published
06 April 2018
From
AVERT
Cash transfers reduce risk of intimate partner violence for young girls in South Africa

Study finds that the risk of physical intimate partner violence (IPV) is reduced by giving regular cash payments to poor girls, but HIV infection rates are not affected.

Published
08 March 2018
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AVERT
Why high rents and loneliness are driving chemsex in London

A new research paper says gay men in London are turning to chemsex to escape feelings of alienation. It argues that gentrification and the closure of many LGBTI venues have robbed many gay men of the venues where they used to find ‘connectivity’ with one another.

Published
23 February 2018
From
Gay Star News
Strong link found between gay-related stigma and HIV prevalence in Nigeria

New study reveals the extent of the relationship between gay-related stigma and HIV among men who have sex with men in Nigeria.  

Published
23 February 2018
From
AVERT
New Study Reveals How A Specific Colonial Legacy Determines Female HIV Rates in Africa

A new peer-reviewed study finds that the legacy of the legal system of a country’s former colonizer has a significant effect on HIV rates in the country. Different legal systems approached property rights for married women in different ways.

Published
22 February 2018
From
UN Dispatch
Disruptions in PrEP adherence provide insights into intimate partner violence

New study finds strong links between PrEP disruptions and intimate partner violence in Kenya and Uganda. Combined interventions could be key to improving adherence and linking victims to support services.

Published
02 February 2018
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Children Exposed to Drugs, Violence Experience Higher Incidence of HIV as Adults

Evidence suggests that exposure to certain types of mental and physical stress in adolescence may make it more likely that as adults they will practice behaviors that increase the risk of HIV infection.

Published
07 January 2018
From
MD Mag
Why is HIV prevention among young women and girls not working? We have forgotten the men

Urgent action is needed on two fronts. The first is challenging and transforming harmful gender and social norms that discourage men from seeking health services and behaviours that increase the likelihood of HIV transmission to women and girls. The second is to ensure that health systems in general, and health service delivery specifically, are designed in a way that will meet men where they are with HIV-related services.

Published
04 December 2017
From
Daily Maverick

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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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