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Universal Test and Treat Won't Stop HIV Epidemic

Universal test-and-treat strategies resulted in "modest to no reductions" in new HIV transmissions in three large population-based studies, writes Salim Abdool-Karim, MD, ChB, PhD, of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, in a commentary published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Published
20 July 2019
From
Medscape (requires free registration)
The quest for the (vaginal) ring

The HIV prevention tablet is now available in South Africa. But, as the Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism reports, popping a pill every day to stay HIV-negative may not be for everyone. For young women, hassle-free alternatives are on the horizon.

Published
20 July 2019
From
Mail & Guardian
China to launch clinical trial of long-lasting HIV vaccine: paper

Chinese scientists will begin the second-phase clinical trial of an HIV vaccine on 160 volunteers, Friday's China Daily reported. The candidate vaccine, DNA-rTV, relies on replication of the DNA of HIV to stimulate effective immunization.

Published
20 July 2019
From
Xinhua
Intensive Anti-H.I.V. Efforts Meet With Mixed Success in Africa

Scientists tested a costly approach to curbing the AIDS epidemic: Test everyone in the community, and treat anyone who is infected.

Published
20 July 2019
From
New York Times
HIV in Kenya: high risk groups aren’t getting the attention they need

Efforts to manage the HIV epidemic in much of sub-Saharan Africa need to specifically target sections of the population that are most vulnerable to HIV infection. Two such key populations include men who have sex with men and transgender women.

Published
20 July 2019
From
The Conversation
Douglas Crimp, Scholar, Curator and Art World Disrupter, Dies at 74

Douglas Crimp, a groundbreaking art scholar, curator, writer, editor, educator and AIDS activist who challenged the field of art history by insisting on seeing it in a social context, died on July 5 at his home in Manhattan. He was 74.

Published
17 July 2019
From
New York Times
The Beautiful Uncertainty of Douglas Crimp

Masha Gessen mourns critic, curator, and art historian Douglas Crimp as a prominent voice in AIDS activism by way of two classic Crimp essays: “How to Have Promiscuity in an Epidemic” and “Mourning and Militancy.”

Published
17 July 2019
From
New Yorker
HIV’s genetic code, extracted from a nub of tissue, adds to evidence of virus’ emergence in humans a century ago

Scientists at the University of Arizona examined a tissue sample that dates back to the 1960s, the oldest sample of HIV to date, and concluded the virus jumped from primates earlier than expected.

Published
17 July 2019
From
STAT
Can free schools in South Africa reduce HIV risk?

In our study, we wanted to examine why adolescent girls are engaging in risky sexual behaviour. Is this behaviour driven by childhood adversity, such as poverty, coming from a family where someone is ill with HIV/AIDS, or exposure to violence and experiencing psychological distress? We also wanted to find out if a government policy such as free schooling has the potential to mitigate some, or all, of these drivers.

Published
17 July 2019
From
The Conversation
Injecting Meth? Here's What You Definitely Need to Know

Injecting, or "slamming," crystal meth (sometimes called "tina" or "T" in the LGBT world) has been on the rise the past several years among gay men, often including those living with HIV, who use the drug to enhance sexual activity.

Published
17 July 2019
From
TheBody

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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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