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PrEP campaigns must include youth, communities of color

Sandy Close, moderating a panel on how to close the information gap on PrEP in underserved communities, called it a “break the silence issue,” referring to the stigma and misconceptions about PrEP and HIV. Misinformation about the drug is all too rampant. Too many from communities of color believe the drug is not for them.

19 November 2017
San Francisco Examiner
£600,000 funding of 12 projects by PHE to help prevent HIV

Public Health England (PHE) has announced the projects which have been awarded funding from the HIV Prevention Innovation Fund for 2017 to 2018. The projects have been chosen from across England to receive total funding of £600,000 from the Department of Health through PHE.

14 November 2017
Public Health England
The C-word? ‘Condom’ reportedly too graphic for Russian Education Ministry to be used in HIV lesson

Prudish officials want to avoid “delicate topics,” including the use of the word “condom,” a particular bone of contention, deeming it “unacceptable” language when educating minors.

06 November 2017
From More PrEP to State-of-the-Art STI Clinics, Here Are 4 Strategies to Reduce HIV Worldwide

Here are 4 strategies noted by the European CDC to reduce HIV worldwide: Quick and easy HIV/STI testing centers, Solutions tailored to specific gay populations, Greater access to PrEP and ongoing medical monitoring, and Help from gay social apps.

02 November 2017
‘It Starts With Me’ HIV testing campaign continues to engage target audiences

Evaluation of the ‘It Starts With Me’ (ISWM) campaign, run by the Terrence Higgins Trust in collaboration with the wider HIV prevention sector.

23 October 2017
Terrence Higgins Trust’s It Starts With Me campaign voted BMA’s Best Overall Resource

It Starts With Me, a seminal ‘supercampaign’ aiming to cut new HIV infections in the UK, was named the BMA’s Patient Resource of the Year at this week’s BMA Patient Information Awards.

25 September 2017
Charity Today
How we made the Don't Die of Ignorance Aids campaign

"With the TV advert we knew we had about 40 seconds to get people’s attention. That’s not enough time to explain anything complex – we just needed viewers to make sure they read the leaflets that would be arriving through their door. Scaring people was deliberate."

05 September 2017
The Guardian
Behaviour change interventions in HIV prevention: is there still a place for them?

A meta-analysis of studies of brief interventions to reduce HIV risk behaviour in HIV-negative gay men has concluded that there is evidence that such techniques did have

12 April 2017
Gus Cairns
What's Reckless About a Campaign to Prevent HIV?

F*ck w/out Fear is the tagline of the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s new campaign to raise awareness about pre-exposure prophylaxis. We should be lauding a campaign that’s helping to boost awareness and the use of PrEP rather than taking its tagline out of context and complaining about language some find vulgar.

03 April 2017
The Advocate
Frame PrEP as part of a ‘healthy sex life’ for better adherence

Brief, empowering messaging around pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can lead to better medication adherence, new research has found. When PrEP counselors framed PrEP as part of a healthy sex life, new PrEP clients were significantly more likely to have high levels of adherence to the medication. This was true even among demographics that typically struggle with adherence including young people and people of color.

27 March 2017
BETA blog

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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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