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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
Incentives and phone follow-up could improve healthy behaviour by young people: more research needed

As young people continue to bear the greater proportion of infections, researchers, doctors, educators and social workers are increasingly intent on finding the most effective interventions. A

Published
22 July 2010
By
Mara Kardas-Nelson
Internet proving a key way to reach men who have sex with men in Africa, Asia and beyond

In the last few years, the scale of the HIV epidemic amongst men who have sex with men in Africa, Asia and Latin America has become clearer. There

Published
18 July 2010
By
Roger Pebody
Cash rewards with counseling could help prevent STIs

Giving out cash can be an effective tool in combating sexually transmitted infections in rural Africa, according to a new study.

Published
18 July 2010
From
Science Daily
'No sex' months proposed as fire-break for HIV in worst-affected countries

Two leading HIV researchers say that countries worst affected by HIV should test whether promoting a national month of sex abstinence could slow the spread

Published
30 June 2010
By
Keith Alcorn
Quarter of Swiss gay men using serosorting, strategic position or withdrawal to reduce their HIV risk

Almost two-thirds of gay and bisexual men consistently use condoms with casual partners as a means of HIV prevention, Swiss investigators report in the

Published
16 June 2010
By
Michael Carter
HIV counselling increases condom use in TB patients

TB patients who have knowledge regarding the relationship between TB and HIV or have been counselled on HIV are more likely to report having used

Published
10 June 2010
By
Lesley Odendal
HIV fall in Zimbabwe due to deaths and behaviour change, not migration

Behaviour change and high AIDS death rates contributed to the substantial decline in HIV prevalence in Zimbabwe from 29% in 1997 to close to 16%

Published
04 June 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Behaviour change programmes have had little impact on HIV incidence amongst girls and women in poorer countries

Behavioural change interventions to prevent sexual transmission of HIV among women and girls in resource-limited settings have had limited success, according to a systematic review

Published
19 May 2010
By
Michael Carter
HIV prevention studies for young people in Africa often of poor quality and show limited effect

The quality of research examining HIV prevention programmes targeted at young people in Africa is poor, according to the authors of a systematic review and

Published
23 April 2010
By
Michael Carter

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

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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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